Renters in Clinton County can now receive some rent relief if they have had a loss of income because of the covid-19 pandemic. The Clinton County Board of Legislators recently approved the reprogramming of CDBG funds to create a program that will provide rental assistance for up to three months. Current renters or those who have been made homeless by the pandemic can apply. Applicants must show a loss of income since the start of the COVID crisis, have a current income less than 80% of the area median, and currently paying more than 30% of their income toward their housing costs. Payments will be paid directly to the landlord.

The program is being administered through HAPEC, Inc., one of the county’s rental assistance administrators. Applications can be submitted on-line by clicking here. If you are unable to complete the application through the internet or have additional questions, you can call 518-873-6888.