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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Struggling to Pay the Rent in Arcata? Apply Now for Rental Assistance

Plaza Point Senior Housing in Arcata

GET ON A WAITING LIST NOW FOR ARCATA’S RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


The City of Arcata is accepting applications for its planned Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program. The program is anticipated to help about 30 Arcata people or families who are struggling to pay rent and will prioritize helping seniors 55-years-old and older who currently live in Arcata, as well as homeless families and individuals. In order to qualify, applicants must earn less than 60% of the area median income. For a family of four, that means earning less than $35,340. A single person must earn less than $24,780 to qualify and couples must earn less than $28,320.


The program can provide up to 24 months rental assistance. Funds are limited and expected to become available in late summer or early fall of this year. In anticipation of a high volume of applications, the City is developing a waiting list of qualified applicants now.


For more information about the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, contact Jennifer Dart in the Arcata Community Development Department at 707- 825-2112, email jdart@cityofarcata.org, or visit www.cityofarcata.org.

Information About the Rental Assistance Program
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