Shelby County COVID-19 Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program

Shelby County Division of Community Services and the Memphis & Shelby County Division of Planning and Development are accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV2) COVID-19 Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to people residing in any municipal jurisdiction within Shelby County with the exception of the City of Memphis. Jurisdictions include Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington, and Unincorporated Shelby County

This program is available to applicants in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 impacts on or after March 13, 2020. Eligible households may receive up to three consecutive months of mortgage and/or utility payments, including forbearance, past due balances, and late fees. Assistance will be offered with principal, interest, taxes, and insurance on a rolling basis in order of applications received until all funds have been committed.

To access the online application portal and to begin registration, please click here. If you have questions about the program, call the Shelby County Department of Housing at (901) 222-7600.



Shelby County Public Services Activities

Through the Consolidated Planning process and from community member feedback, Shelby County Housing identified senior services as a growing need. Specifically, community members identified recreational, educational, and arts programming as a priority need for seniors in the Urban County which is Shelby County outside of the City of Memphis. Shelby County has awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to Creative Aging in order to support arts and culture opportunities for seniors.  These funds allow the organization to provide recreational and educational programming/services to seniors in the Urban County to benefit our seniors in these communities.

The communities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington help to schedule these classes at senior centers in their community. These classes span various arts and culture formats and include musical performances, hands-on workshops, and studio classes. Eligible beneficiaries include residents of the Urban County who are at least 55 years old or who meet the age requirement of the specific senior or community center that hosts the entertainment or educational activity.

For information on scheduled CDBG funded public service activities, please contact Creative Aging.