New Hanover County offers $450 a month for rent for eligible families

Rent prices have increased dramatically in the past year and now people are struggling to make their monthly rent payments.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 6:19 AM EDT

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - To help lower income families in the community meet rental housing needs, New Hanover County will continue to offer the Workforce Housing GAP Rental Assistance Pilot Program for the second year with several updates.

If your household earnings are between 60%-80% of the area median income and you live in New Hanover County, you may be eligible to receive rent reimbursement every month under the updated guidelines.

Rent prices have increased dramatically in the past year and now people are struggling to make their monthly rent payments. New Hanover County is offering $450 per month for people who qualify. The income limits vary on your household size and number of bedrooms.

“The feedback that we learned from the first year of the pilot program is that there’s a significant need in the middle income, working families here in New Hanover County,” Theo McClammy, housing program manager, said.

Priority applications include households with children and people in need of an improved living situation.

Applications are currently being accepted through Sept. 30. People who participated in the GAP program last year are still eligible but need to meet the new guidelines.

The easiest way to apply is through New Hanover County website.