Mecklenburg County homeowners who are struggling with the rising cost of living have an ally in the HOMES Program. You can now apply online. Mecklenburg County residents are reminded to submit all required documentation as a part of the application. Applications without 2021 income verification(s) are not able to be processed after Nov. 18, 2022.
HOMES (Helping Out Mecklenburg's homeowners with Economic Support) offers qualifying Mecklenburg County residents an economic assistance grant up to $340 that helps reduce the cost of annual homeownership. Grant funds will be paid to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector, who will reduce the total amount of taxes due for qualifying recipient's primary residence. There is no age requirement to participate in the program, and the home does not have to be paid off. Mecklenburg County homeowners eligible for a HOMES grant must have lived in their home for at least the last three years, have no more than one delinquent property tax bill in the last three years, and meet a qualifying total household income level. Please see www.mecknc.gov/4HOMES for a full list of eligibility requirements.
"The HOMES program is now available for qualified homeowners," said Yulonda Griffin, Department of Community Resources Director. "We want to see as many people as possible get the help they need this year."
New applicants and previous grant recipients are encouraged to complete the easy, one-page application and submit online, by mail or email. Applications and verifications MUST be submitted and/or postmarked by Nov. 18, 2022.
Please visit www.mecknc.gov/4HOMES to confirm eligibility and to download an application in English or Spanish. Applications can be mailed or downloaded and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be submitted online.
Applicants may pick up paper applications at the Department of Community Resources or the County Assessor's Office, both at 3205 Freedom Drive, or request by phone at (980) 314-HOME (4663). All printed/paper applications must be mailed to the Department of Community Resources, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28208.
For more information on the HOMES program, please visit www.mecknc.gov/4HOMES ; email 4Homes@mecknc.gov ; or call (980) 314-HOME (4663).
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