Hinds County is offering emergency relief to eligible tenants and landlords on behalf of eligible tenants who reside in Hinds County and are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hinds County Emergency Rental AID Program (HCERA) makes available $7 million to assist households that have been unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is provided directly through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and the HCERA is administered by The Integrity Group.
An application for rental assistance may be submitted online by an eligible tenant, or a landlord can initiate an application on behalf of that eligible tenant. Available funding will be retroactive for past-due rent from March 13, 2020 to the present and possibly three months in the future.
If you are unable to complete the online application, call the Hinds County Rental Aid hotline at 601-514-0137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to submit a paper application.