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Bethlehem Partners With Local Non-Profit To Offer Rental Assistance To Those Impacted By COVID-19

Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that the City of Bethlehem is partnering with New Bethany Ministries and the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board (LVRHAB) to provide rental assistance to households impacted by COVID-19.

The CARES Act (CDBG-CV)  has identified $200,000 of funding to be utilized by the program that will provide funds for eviction prevention initiatives. 

Funds will be administered by New Bethany Ministries for Bethlehem residents facing eviction.
The program is voluntary and free to landlords and tenants to assist with rental arrears repayment for COVID-19 related financial hardships.
The goal of the program is to prevent evictions for previously stable tenants who have been impacted financial hardship due to COVID-19 job loss or illness, and are now behind on rent payments.
“These are unprecedented times, households are struggling and in need of financial support,” said Mayor Donchez.

"We are fortunate to have funding available to be used toward this program and will continue to craft programs to provide support to our Bethlehem residents impacted by COVID-19.” 
For information on the program contact New Bethany Ministries (610) 691-5602 x 213