Money is still available for those struggling to pay rent and utility bills

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Money is still available for those struggling to pay rent and utility bills. Representatives from Shelby County are going into the community to make sure those dollars reach people who really need them.

The Frayser Connect Center is teaming up with Memphis and Shelby County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help families falling behind on their bills during the pandemic.

“That’s got to be a tough process.  Well, it is because you don’t know what the future has for you, and at the same time, you’re still trying to maintain,” said Yvette Baker, who’s applying for assistance after getting laid off.

“One of the challenges with the Care funding is that it’s not getting the people who are in need,” said Damon Williams, executive director of the Frayser Community Development Corporation.  “And so this program has actually done some door knocking.  Working with different landlords and apartment buildings to make sure people know about the assistance.”

In order to qualify, you must have proof that you are delinquent on your rent. You also have to meet the income requirements.   

Click here to find to apply and learn more about all of the requirements.  You can also text HOME901 to 21000.