The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program works to help renters get the assistance they need to avoid utility shutoff or eviction. The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is administered by the West Virginia Housing Development Fund (WVHDF).
You may qualify if you can answer yes to the following questions.
Every household's situation is different, so the amount of assistance you may receive will be specific to your needs.
Please have all your information and documents ready to ensure faster processing of your application. An application will not begin the review process until all information has been received.
If you are requesting rental assistance, make sure the amount you request will be accepted by your landlord. If they challenge the amount, it can delay your application's processing.
Depending on your circumstances, The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program may:
After you answer the prequalifying questions, you must complete an application for assistance and provide documentation.
If you qualify for rent assistance, MRAP will request approval from your landlord/property manager. If your landlord/property manager approves, MRAP will send payments directly to them to bring your rent current.
If you qualify for utility assistance, the MRAP will work with your utility company(ies). If your utility company(ies) approve, MRAP will send payments directly to them to bring your utilities current.
If you qualify for internet assistance, MRAP will send you an internet stipend.
WVHDF works with nonprofit groups and does not charge a fee for its services. Beware of calls and other solicitations from companies offering to assist you in return for payment.
MRAP provides assistance on a fair and equal basis regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, military status, disability or ancestry. Please visit https://www.wvhdf.com/ for more information.
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Based on the answer(s) you have provided in the prequalification questionnaire, unfortunately you do not qualify for our program.Help, I don't qualify.
If you feel you reached this in error, please call us at (866) 623-6284 and we can help clarify any questions.