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Deadline looms for rent, mortgage relief due to Covid-19

Deadline looms for rent, mortgage relief due to Covid-19

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Homeowners and renters who have lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for emergency relief.

However, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown reminded residents Thursday that time is running out to apply for the Live Well Erie and City of Buffalo CARES Act Renters and Mortgage Assistance Program.

Available grants cover up to five months of rental or mortgage arrears at a maximum $3,500 per qualifying household.

Residents can apply online at by Nov. 15.

For assistance in completing applications, call 211.

Technical assistance to upload documents is available weekdays at the following locations:

• Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• University District Community Development Association, 995 Kensington Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Westside Community Services, 161 Vermont St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents also may call for technical assistance at the Belle Center, 845-4805, or the Old First Ward Community Center, 856-8613.

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