On November 11, the City of Bowie is launching a COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program for tenants who have suffered a loss of income due to the pandemic. The Rental Assistance Program (see attached program flyer) will provide short term assistance to low- and moderate-income families who meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limit guidelines. If eligible, approved households may receive a maximum of one month’s rent (one-time only) paid directly to their landlord.
The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is funded through the CARES ACT as a HUD Community Development Block Grant to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)”. The City has decided to use part of these funds to help those affected by the pandemic to meet their housing obligations and to avoid eviction. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, permanent residents or qualified aliens, (8 U.S.C. 1641), and City of Bowie residents.
In order to help guide Tenants and Property Owners/Managers in gathering the information needed to apply, the City of Bowie will hold a “Virtual Meeting” on November 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. for rental property owners/managers and landlords to provide further details on the program. As a rental property owner/manager, we strongly encourage you to attend this meeting, which will provide you with further information and will give you an opportunity to ask questions regarding the program’s implementation and your role in the process.
Register for the Zoom meeting at http://bowie.fyi/erapvirtual
Please RSVP to: George Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2020
We need your help to make this program a success and we look forward to your attendance.