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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. Learn More.

The Rutherford County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will be used to support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities or other home energy costs due to loss of wages/income as a result of the pandemic. Funding will be available for payment of delinquent (past due) expenses. Future rent payments may also be eligible for qualifying households.

Please check your Spam/Junk Mail for emails from Neighborly Portal, your application may be pending additional information. Below is a link to a help guide to assist you in submitting requested documentation.

Help Desk/Call Center: 615-334-4777
8:00AM - 4:30PM
9:00AM to 12:00PM

Legal Disclaimers:

  • Falsification of documents or any material falsehoods or omissions in an Application to this program, including knowingly seeking duplicative benefits, is subject to state and federal criminal penalties.

  • This program has specific eligibility requirements and not all households may be eligible

  • The information on this website is subject to change as new guidelines become available from the US Treasury. This document is up to date with Treasury Guidelines as of 2/08/2022.

  • Funds may not still be available by the time a household applies

All Rutherford County employees and contractor employees have a responsibility to report waste, fraud and abuse in connection with COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The public is also invited to share such concerns. Rutherford County reserves the right to decline funding or participation if it is determined that fraud has occurred. If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse Report Fraud To:

Report Fraud to: