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PRVO offering rental assitance program for local residents

The program will allow Mississippi Home Corporation to pay rent to landlords for those who...
The program will allow Mississippi Home Corporation to pay rent to landlords for those who qualify up to a maximum of 15 months.(Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc.)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:26 PM CDT
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COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. announces they have entered a contract with the Mississippi Home Corporation to create a rental assistance program (RAMP) for citizens in their service area.

The announcement was made by PRVO Executive Director Helmon Johnson after Mississippi received $200 million from the United States Department of Treasury to operate (RAMP) to help people who rent their housing and who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tenants who may be eligible for the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, gathered significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.

The program will allow Mississippi Home Corporation to pay rent to landlords for those who qualify up to a maximum of 15 months.

PRVO will conduct the program in their service area which will consist of: Forrest, Lamar, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Stone, Hancock, Perry, Greene, Pearl River and Marion counties.

Johnson stated that this is a much-needed program for people in PRVO’s service area who have been affected by COVID-19 and having a hard time paying their rent.

Individuals interested in applying for the RAMP program should contact PRVO at (601) 736-9564.

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