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Community Action to aid needy

Washington-Morgan Community Action, who serves Washington and Morgan Counties, has announced that there are funds available to assist households impacted by COVID-19 with rent or mortgage payments and to prevent water and sewer disconnections.

Ohioans, who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and have fallen behind on rent or mortgage payments, water bills, or sewer payments are encouraged to contact Washington-Morgan Community Action to submit an application for assistance. Funds are available for a limited time and applicants are encouraged to reach out early.

“We are pleased to have this resource available to help our community maintain safe and healthy homes for their families as we recover from the economic fallout from COVID-19,” said David Brightbill, Executive Director. “Though the funds are available for a short time, this new resource and our experience administering similar programs will help hundreds of households once again find stable ground.”

The funding is part of the CARES Act stimulus package and are available until December 30. All households who are experiencing challenges in paying their past due payments should contact Washington-Morgan Community Action at 740-373-3745.

Applicants who believe they may be eligible should call to apply for the Housing Relief Program. Applicants will be required to be at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level and will need to show the last 30 days of income, documentation of how the household has been affected by COVID-19, photo ID, Social Security card and/or birth certificates for all household members, verification of rent or mortgage payments and arrears; and/or water/sewer payments and arrears.

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