There are options for those who are struggling to pay their rent amid this current health and economic crisis due to COVID-19.
Emergency Rental Assistance
Take advantage: Contact your local city, county, and state governments to apply and submit your paperwork directly to the agency (directories linked below). Great Jones can help in completing your application package if you need it (but please allow 2-3 business days).
Great Jones Payment Plans
Payment plans are available if you require a more flexible timeline to pay your rent obligations; these must be evaluated and executed on a monthly basis with Great Jones, who will coordinate with the property owner to agree on a suitable plan.
Take Advantage: Complete the online payment plan application.
Application Process: Residents must apply for a payment plan that meets reasonable payment terms. Applications will require your name, full address, account number, current balance, income details, as well as, proposed payment dates & amounts. Applications are normally processed within 48-72 hours and once approved will require an electronic signature to validate.
Hardship Benefits: Residents that can provide proof of hardship (Lost employment, Reduced hours due to COVID 19 diagnosis, Hospitalization, etc) can qualify for a waiver of late fees during the term of the payment plan.
Extended Payment Plans: Payment plans extending into future months may be approved, however, these plans require all future rent and utilities to be paid on time. Please keep this in mind when proposing payment dates & amounts.
Application Deadlines: Application deadlines may apply depending on your local area. We encourage all residents to apply for official extensions if needed before the 15th of each month.
Those eligible could collect up to $300 per week, extended until August 29, 2021. Benefiting both W2 and gig/1099 workers.
Take Advantage: Apply through your state’s unemployment insurance program.
Additional Resources: https://www.careeronestop.org/
Take Advantage: If you have filed your 2019 taxes, you do not need to complete any additional paperwork. The federal government will send you your funds based on your income eligibility. If you had a child in 2020, you will need to file an amendment to your 2020 taxes to claim stimulus benefits for the new child through the recovery rebate credit.
05/03/2021 - Eviction Disclosure Required Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for temporary protection from eviction under the laws of your State, territory, locality, or tribal area, or under Federal law. Learn the steps you should take now: visit www.cfpb.gov/eviction or call a housing counselor at 800-569-4287.
03/06/2021 - American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan Act was signed by congress; this bill has important inclusions that may help you and others in your household.
- Emergency Rental Assistance: An additional $30 billion in emergency rental assistance will be distributed to state and local agencies.
- Another Stimulus Check: Funding for a third economic impact payment worth up to $1,400 per individual and dependent. Learn more.
- Unemployment Benefits: Additional COVID-19 Benefits set to expire on March 14 have been extended to August 29, including 1099 employees.