Hoke County officials will hold a grant clinic Thursday, October 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Robert A. Wright Agricultural Building located at 645 Palmer Street in Raeford. The grant clinic is for a program that can help people affected by the pandemic pay their rent and utility bills if they have fallen behind in payments.
The program is known as the North Carolina Housing Opportunities Prevention of Evictions, or NC HOPE Program. Each person must meet certain requirements to qualify for the assistance. Applicants must have been affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, have a household income that is 80 percent of the area median income or lower, and must be behind on their rent or utilities when they apply.
The county posted a video about the program at the Hoke Emergency Management Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HokeEmergencyManagement.