Horizontal County Logo
Cumberland County Logo white - Horizontal

Emergency Rental Assistance Program


The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County are temporarily pausing accepting new applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program until additional funding becomes available. 

 

RAP page header

 

Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Download the RAP Flier and Application Document Checklist

Download flier "How the Process Works for Tenants and Landlords"

The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program or RAP to provide aid to households that are unable to pay rent or utilities due to economic constraints from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Eligibility

To be eligible, a household must be obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling and meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of the City of Fayetteville or Cumberland County, North Carolina;
  • One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. Please note that households with an income at or below 50% will be prioritized during the first 30 days of the program to ensure funding is made available to our most vulnerable populations. Households not in this priority group are still encouraged to apply at this time and should be aware of potential delays in application review and processing.

Landlords may also complete an application on their tenants’ behalf for rental assistance only.

 

RAP Application Checklist

 

 

RAP Process for Tenants and Landlords

 

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-323-6112
    Address:

    707 Executive Place
    Fayetteville, NC 28305

    Fax: 910-323-6114
    TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Dee Taylor

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-323-6112
    Fax: 910-323-6114
    TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Dee Taylor
    Address:

    707 Executive Place
    Fayetteville, NC 28305