Birmingham renters, landlords impacted by COVID-19 can apply for rental assistance on Aug. 7

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October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham renters and landlords that have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for emergency rental assistance at the Bill Harris Arena on Saturday.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. Birmingham officials say that appointments will be served first and walk-ups will be given a paper application to start the process. Masks will be required at the event.

The following list is what renters must bring:

  • Signed lease
  • Driver’s license or another photo ID
  • Proof of income (2020 taxes, paystub, unemployment award letter or bank statement)
  • Past due utility bill (power, gas, water)
  • Rent statement or ledger
  • Eviction notice
  • Valid email address
  • Documents showing the household has experienced direct or indirect negative economic impact due to COVID-19
  • Landlord’s W-9, address of property for rental apartment and contact information

The following list is what landlords must bring:

  • W-9
  • Property address for rental apartment
  • Contact information

To make an appointment, please call 205-778-2091. For more information, visit this website.

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