To help cover costs of unpaid rent and/or fees, Scott County rental property owners can apply for housing assistance funds on behalf of tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.
NOTE: Applications to the Landlord and Rental Property Owner Assistance Program have exceeded the available funds.
Scott County is continuing to look for resources to assist landlords with unpaid rent.
We are keeping this application portal open and invite you to apply; we will maintain a waiting list for grants if additional funding become available.
Landlords/Property Managers Must Complete this Application (not the renters).
1. Rental property is in Scott County.
2. Unpaid rent and fees in December, 2020 and/or January 2021.
3. COVID-19 hardship that caused unpaid rent and fees in December and/or January.
4. The tenants who are behind on rent currently live in the unit.
- Units with Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (and similar voucher programs)
- Project Based Section 8 Units
Forms you must upload with each application:
A full signed copy of the lease.
Don't have a w9? Complete and upload a w9 form now.
With the lease, include the most recent rent increase letter for the unit (if applicable).
If the owner is applying, a copy of your 2020 or 2021 property tax statement for the property where you are applying.
Need a copy? Get the property tax statement here.
If a management company is applying, a copy of your management contract for the property where you are applying.
This helps us verify that you have a legal right to collect rent on behalf of this property.
Completed and Signed Scott County Renter Statement Form
The renter head of household on the lease must complete and sign this form Scott County Renter Statement
When does the application close?
Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. The application will close at noon on 1/25/2021 or when funds run out. Whichever comes first.
What is the maximum amount I can apply for in each unit?
There is no limit.
The tenants who are behind on rent moved out. Can I still apply?
No. The tenants who are behind on rent must currently live in the unit.
My renters are worried this will impact other assistance/benefits they receieve. Will it?
No. This does not count as income. The payment goes directly to the landlord.
My renters are undocumented and are afraid to put their name on the renter statement. What should I tell them?
Household names are NOT reported to ICE. Scott County will get access to the data.
My renters will not complete the renter statement. Can I still apply?
No. Your application must include a renter statement that was completed and signed by the renter head of household.
If my application is approved, when will I receive payment?
Checks will go out on 2/5/2021. This is subject to change.
You must complete a separate application for each UNIT where there is unpaid rent and/or fees.