CASPER – Individuals and families now have somewhere to turn if they’re worried about losing their home due to the loss of a job or income related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wyoming Community Development Authority last week launched the Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program with funds allocated to the state as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. During a special session last month, the Wyoming Legislature approved authorization of $15 million from the state’s $1.25 billion share of CARES Act funding to states to go toward housing assistance. WCDA has set up a special fund to provide rental and mortgage assistance to families at risk of losing their homes, said Scott Hoversland, executive director of the Casper-based agency.
For full information on WEHAP, including an application, visit www.wyomingcda.com.