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Posted on: November 23, 2020

COVID-19 Rental & Utility Assistance

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COVID-19 Rental & Utility Assistance is here…

 

Now Accepting Applications!


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the unprecedented times, please expect delays in processing your COVID-19 Rental and Utility Assistance application. If you have questions or need a paper application mailed to you, please contact KJ Whitley, City of Moline Community Development Program Manager, at (309) 524-2044 or by email kwhitley@moline.il.us. Applications may also be downloaded here or at the link at the bottom of this page. Completed applications can be emailed to kwhitley@moline.il.us or mailed to:

 

City of Moline

Attn: KJ Whitley

619 16th Street

Moline, IL 61265

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

 

The City of Moline has partnered with the Salvation Army of the Quad Cities to offer COVID-19 Pandemic rent and utility assistance to Moline renters.

 

Program Overview

Inability to pay rent and utilities has been identified as one of the main causes of homelessness throughout the United States. The City of Moline’s COVID-19 CDBG Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program provides assistance to the City of Moline’s (city limits only) residents who are in danger of becoming displaced due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and their inability to pay their monthly rent/utilities (gas and electric). Rent and utility aid is a temporary limited housing assistance program designed to prevent homelessness and increase housing stability for Moline residents.  This program offers assistance to tenants that are either behind in rental payments or have been displaced as a result of COVID-19 related loss of employment or income. This program will be provided on a first come first served basis until program funds are exhausted.  

 

Program Eligibility 

This is a grant program, if you are eligible and approved, you will not have to pay back any of the money that is awarded to you. This is a one-time assistance program and if eligible, it can assist you with a new Moline rental unit security deposit up to $1,000 and monthly household rent (and utilities) up to $1,000 per month for 2 months (maximum of $3,000 in assistance, including utility assistance). For tenants behind in rent, the program can provide up to 3 months of monthly household rent up to $1,000 per month (maximum of $3,000 in assistance). Please note:  Water bill assistance is not an eligible expensive under this program and will need to be deducted from any lease rental (assistance) amounts where they have been included.  

 

The program eligibility will be based on a COVID-19 documented need and income (from everyone living in the household 18 years of age and older).  In order to receive rent and/or utility assistance, a low to moderate income individual and/or family must have a current valid signed lease. Each application is reviewed and approved or denied on a case by case basis.

 

Eligibility Requirements

• Are you able to document a COVID related loss of income due to lost or reduced employment due to COVID or medically unable to work due to COVID-19?

 

• Was your last permanent residence in the City of Moline, IL or are you currently residing in Moline, IL?

 

• Have you been displaced from your rental unit or are you currently behind in rent?

 

• Were you current on your rent prior to the COVID related loss of income?

 

• Are you currently receiving other direct federal housing assistance?

 

• Has your household applied for and/or received rent assistance from any private or governmental agency in the last twelve months?  ___Yes ___No

 

If so, when did you apply?____________  Agency______________ 

 

Were you provided funding? ___Yes ___No ___ I haven’t received a response

 

Questions:  309-524-2044


COVID-19 Rental and Utility Assistance Program Application

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