Individuals that have lost employment due to COVID-19 are eligible for direct assistance grants. Funds can be used for life essential needs caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis such as electric bills, deposits, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas, propane, wood, mortgages, overnight lodging, etc. Funds will be paid to the service provider, not directly to individuals. Assistance will be provided through Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS employees will screen applicants to ensure all other potential sources are leveraged, including public assistance programs (e.g., Unemployment Insurance) and the services of our community partners. The assistance worker will also make referrals to human services partners and programs to assist the client in alleviating their immediate crisis.
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