Rental Relief Program Update

On June 30th at 5pm CST, the Rutherford County Rental Relief Program will no longer accept new applications for rental and utility assistance. The program will continue to process applications submitted before June 30th and additional funding requests requiring recertifications until the remaining program funds are exhausted.

RC Portal Closure

After providing almost $23 million in assistance, the Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program will no longer be accepting new applications. The program began in March 2021 to help county residents with the financial hardships created by COVID-19. Low-income renters received assistance with past-due rent and utilities, as well as three months of future rental payments.

PlanRutherford Community Meetings Announced

Community open houses for PlanRutherford, the County’s Comprehensive Plan update, have been scheduled. PlanRutherford will provide the framework for growth in unincorporated Rutherford County and address other quality of life matters for the county. The information shared during this initial set of meetings will help identify potential solutions and actions upon which the community will provide feedback. These meetings will focus on learning more about changes and issues that impact residents now and may in the future and creating a community vision and priorities for Rutherford County.

Rutherford County disburses $17.6 million in first year of COVID-19 Rental Relief Program after the program began in March of 2021

After one year, the Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program has given out more than $17.6 million in rental and utility assistance to 2,647 households.

The program began in March 2021 to help county residents with the financial hardships created by COVID-19. Low-income renters received assistance with past-due rent and utilities, as well as three months of future rental payments.

The average disbursement is $6,663.

Resolution Brought Forward by Rutherford County Representative Would Stop Outside Trash From Entering Rutherford County Landfill

At the Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Board meeting on April 7th, Rutherford County Representative Donna Barrett introduced a resolution that states that the region will prohibit the acceptance of trash from outside counties, including from Davidson County. The Board then moved the resolution forward for consideration following a public hearing at the Board’s next meeting.

Kittrell Public Health & Safety Groundbreaking

Rutherford County broke ground last week for the Kittrell Health & Public Safety Building, the second of six public safety buildings to be positioned in rural areas of the County.

The Kittrell Health & Public Safety Building is one of six public safety buildings made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus Recovery Funds issued from the federal government in 2021.