HAPCAP - Emergency Housing Assistance Fund Available

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Economic relief expected for some Southeast Ohio residents

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, on behalf of the Hocking, Athens and Perry County Commissioners will begin accepting applications for Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) on May 20, 2020.  Assistance can provide up to 3 months of emergency rent or mortgage assistance for households who are:

  • experiencing reduced income directly related to the coronavirus and,
  • have a documented past due rent or mortgage payment and,
  • who also meet income eligibility requirements. 

“We are eager to provide this relief to our community,” says Glen Crippen, Director of Housing & Community Development.  “Housing has been a concern since the beginning of this crisis.  This assistance will provide a vital service to the community.  The county commissioners have been instrumental in helping us get this program started and we sincerely appreciate their cooperation.”

Applying for EHA does not guarantee assistance and will be available on a first come first serve basis.  This assistance is not available to businesses and cannot be used for utility assistance.  For more information on this program, please visit our web page.