These are some scary times we are living in. The possibility of contracting COVID-19, having to deal with the very real threat of losing your job, figuring out how you will pay for things if that should happen. For months there has been a moratorium on landlords being able to evict renters, and it looked like that might be ending and evictions for non-payment of rent might be happening again.

There is some good news about possible evictions. The federal government recently announced another moratorium on evictions that extends to more rental properties than previous federal and local moratoriums. Local authorities hope that this will move more people to take advantage of the EP Rent Help Program.

The EP Rent Help Program is a big help for people who are having trouble making their rental payments but a lot of people were worried about asking for the help because the program requires landlords not evict tenants who had gotten assistance even if they don't make rent payments for 60 days after the assistance is received.

Just a few things you need to know about the EP Rent Help Program:

Landlords have to apply on behalf of their tenants.

Tenants have to have suffered financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tenants will be required to provide information to their landlords to complete the application.

Immigration status will not be asked about nor will it be used in making decisions about who gets the funding.

You can get more information by clicking on the EP Rent Help website. There is nothing bad about asking for help and it might give you the breathing room you need right now. Check them out and don't potentially leave money on the table that could help you and your family.