The new Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Emergency Rental Assistance Program has the flexibility to cover up to 100% of delinquent rent costs to get your family caught up with your landlord. PRC Emergency Rental Assistance can also combine with Franklin County's PRC and PRC Plus programs to help cover cost of up three additional months of rent in advance for families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as help with utilities.
Families must have at least one minor child or pregnant person in the household and meet other federal eligibility guidelines to qualify. You only need to complete one application to apply for all three different PRC housing assistance programs.
Click HERE or on the "How To Apply" tab to begin the application process. Make sure you include all required verification documents with your application.
- PRC Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
- PRC Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer
- PRC Emergency Rental Assistance Social Media Toolkit
Franklin County's Prevention, Retention, and Contingency Plus (PRC Plus) Rental Assistance program provides one-time rental assistance payments for eligible families struggling to meet rent or facing eviction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families must reside in Franklin County, have at least one minor child and/or a pregnant person in the household, and have a gross household income up to 300% of the federal poverty level in order to qualify for PRC Plus Rental Assistance. You must include medical verification of the pregnancy along with all other required verification documents
If your family qualifies, Franklin County may be able to cover up to 100% of you delinquent rent as well as up to three additional months of rent in advance. PRC Plus can also help cover costs for utilities. Families will be notified if approved and the rental assistance payment(s) will be issued directly to the landlord.
The PRC Plus Rental Assistance Program is in effect through Dec. 31, 2024 or until funding is exhausted. The program was created by the Franklin County Commissioners and draws from federal CARES Act and American Recovery Plan Act funds. You must submit a complete application with all required verifications in order to be approved. We cannot process any applications that are incomplete or missing required verifications.
There are three program categories in Franklin County's Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Plan:
One-Time or Short-Term Assistance
Emergency Assistance provides one-time financial assistance to aid with emergency situations. You must have at least one minor child or a pregnant person living in your home and have a gross household income at or below 165% of the federal poverty level to qualify for PRC one-time emergency assistance.
Other important details about the one-time assistance: