Bay County residents can now apply for $3K household assistance grants

BAY CITY, MI – Qualified Bay County residents can now get an extra financial boost to help them overcome hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bay County Board of Commissioners set aside $1,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to create a household assistance program. The program was made to help out households in the county to pay for costs such as delinquent property taxes as well as delinquent rent, mortgage and utility payments. Qualified households can receive up to $3,000 in one-time grant funding through the program.

“Bay County’s Household Assistance Program is designed to help residents who have been impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jim Barcia, county executive. “Payments will be made on behalf of struggling residents to assist with delinquent taxes, utilities, rent and mortgages to allow people to stay in their homes.”

To qualify, applicants must live inside the county limits of Bay County but outside the city limits of Bay City. Bay City launched a separate household assistance program. Click here for more information on the Bay City program.

Applicants to the Bay County program must have a COVID-related hardship since March 3, 2021. Funds are available on a first-come, first-completed application basis.

The income thresholds for the program are:

  • Family size of 1: $38,640
  • Family size of 2: $52.260
  • Family size of 3: $65,880
  • Family size of 4: $79,500
  • Family size of 5: $93,120
  • Family size of 6: $106,740
  • Family size of 7: $120,360
  • Family size of 8: $133,980

Applications are available online at baycounty-mi.gov/HouseholdAssistanceProgram/Household-Assistance-Program.aspx, by calling 989-895-4297, or by emailing householdassistance@baycounty.net.

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