COVID-19 Related Rental & Mortgage Assistance

Many individuals in our community have been impacted by a reduction in income related to COVID-19.  New opportunities for rental assistance, and sometimes mortgage assistance, may be available for those who are low to moderate income. This CARES Act rental assistance may have different eligibility requirements depending on your community. Even if you’re not eligible for CARES Act assistance, we may be able to help you with housing problem solving.  Select your community to apply for this assistance. 

On September 1, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you’re eligible, you must provide a copy of the CDC Declaration to your property owner. Click the button below for more information about the CDC Eviction Moratorium.

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Utility Assistance

If you are having difficulty paying your utilities, some communities have energy assistance resources available. Please note the MACCH does not provide utility assistance.

Douglas County, Nebraska
Dollar Energy Fund apply for OPPD and MUD related assistance.
1.888.650.9132

Pottawatamie County, Iowa West
Central Community Action for utility assistance.
712.322.2621

Other Areas
If you live in another area, contact your utility company for additional energy and utility assistance programs. You may also qualify for economic assistance programs in your state.

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Connect to our Partner Organizations for Housing Problem Solving & Coordinated Entry

In times of need we have each other

If you're currently homeless or at risk of homelessness and live in Douglas, Sarpy, or Pottawattamie counties, connect with one of our coordinated entry access points to learn about homeless services in our area, connect you to a shelter, or connect you to a street outreach program. A coordinated entry access point may also conduct an assessment that is required for supportive housing program consideration. One of housing problem solving partners can also help you problem solve your current housing situation and connect you to resources.

Download list of Coordinated Entry Access Points

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Are you experiencing housing instability?

If you live in Douglas, Sarpy, or Pottawattamie counties and are having difficulty paying your rent or mortgage there may be options, even if you aren’t at immediate risk of homelessness.  Rental assistance program vary by where you live, your income, and if your income was impacted by COVID. Click on on the link for your area to see if you’re eligible for CARES Act rental/mortgage assistance. If you’re not eligible for one of those programs, you may still be eligible for housing problem solving and related financial assistance. If you’re not eligible for CARES Act related assistance, you may be eligible for some assistance through our housing problem solving initiative.  Visit our housing partners page for participating organizations.

About us

The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) is a collective impact homeless services organization serving Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie county in Iowa.   With a mission to strengthen the collective impact to end homelessness in our community, MACCH partners with many other individuals and groups in the community to help lead the way to homelessness.

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