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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Available to Residents Through September 2022

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Available to Residents Through September 2022

Published: March 28, 2022

The COVID-19 Relief Program continues to be available to provide financial assistance to families or individuals in Catawba County experiencing a financial hardship with paying their mortgage, rent, utilities or other expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications can be made through Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) in Newton.

The program is scheduled to end September 30, 2022.

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must have experienced one or more of the following hardships as a result of COVID-19: job loss, wage reduction, illness, other household impact, or childcare challenges. Applicants must be residents of Catawba County.

When applying, residents will be required to provide identification (such as a driver’s license), income verification for the past 30 days, verification of job loss or income loss, benefit award letters, alimony/child support letters, Section 8 verification, current bill(s), bank statements (checking and savings), and mortgage or rent documents.

Residents can apply online by visiting and selecting a date and time on the calendar at the bottom of the page, which will take them directly to the online application. Residents may also apply in person at ECCCM, which is located at 245 East N Street in Newton. No appointment is required. For more information, call ECCCM at (828) 465-1702.

Funding for the COVID-19 Relief Program is provided from the North Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity to Catawba County Social Services, the county’s designated Community Action Agency. The program is administered by Social Services in partnership with ECCCM.