COVID-19 Emergency Rental/Utilities Assistance Programs

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Grace Resource Center Applications

Due to the threat of transmission of the Coronavirus, the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma's Resource Office is accepting applications online. If you are a resident of Carter, Love, Murray, Marshall, or Johnston counties and you wish to apply for assistance, please complete the application that corresponds to your service needs:

 

Application for Emergency Financial Assistance Program (rent/utility assistance, prescription assistance, out-of-town emergency travel), click here.

To learn more about the Emergency Financial Assistance Program, including eligibility and program guidelines, please click here.

After you complete the application, please submit your supporting documents to info@ardmoregracecenter.com or text it to 580-217-3304. If you are unable to submit these items by email or text, please call the Grace Center at 580-223-2027 to discuss your situation.

 

You may apply in-person at the Grace Resource Center lobby, 11 A St. NW in Ardmore. The lobby is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - Noon; and 1 - 3 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m. - Noon. You may also call to request a phone interview. Please call 580-223-2027 to request a phone interview or schedule a phone interview. 

Applications can not be considered until the supporting documents are submitted. Please review the supporting documents list and submit based on your request. 

Beginning March 8, 2021: All applicants for emergency financial assistance on rent bills and utility bills must attend the Grace Center's 60-minute Money Management Class. If a households is approved for assistance, the Grace Center will make a pledge for payment on the client's account. The pledge will not be paid until the household meets the Money Management Class requirement. 
 

Money Management Class Schedule: 
11 a.m. Thursday, April 22
3 p.m. Thursday, April 22
3 p.m. Thursday, April 29

11 a.m. Thursday, May 6

3 p.m. Thursday, May 6 
3 p.m. Thursday, May 13
11 a.m. Thursday, May 20 
3 p.m. Thursday, May 20 
3 p.m. Thursday, May 27 

CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a temporary eviction moratorium.

The moratorium is effective Friday, September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. IT WAS EXTENDED TO
June 30, 2021. (Please click here to view the order). This order may protect you from being evicted if

you cannot make full rent payments. This order does not stop evictions against tenants who do not meet its

financial stress requirements. And, even for tenants who do financially qualify, landlords can still evict for

reasons other than nonpayment of rent.

Click here to download the Declaration form.

** It is important to remember that when the moratorium expires, renters who

received protection will still need to make up missed payments to their landlords.

Application for Assistance on State Identification Card or Driver's License, click here.
Due to the state of Oklahoma implementing the new REAL ID law, the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma

is limited to the assistance it can provide on state ID and Driver's License requests. Please call the Grace

Center to speak with staff about your situation. 

Application for Emergency Shelter Program (Hotel/Motel Voucher) 

Viewed as a temporary stopgap measure, the Emergency Shelter Program is intended to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness during or following an eviction or foreclosure. The individual or family has secured housing; however, they can not move into housing right away. The family must have a documented pathway for permanent housing. The program seeks to provide safe shelter to families and the elderly. Assistance is awarded on a case-by-case basis. 

 

The program is not intended to replace or duplicate the services of the Salvation Army Ardmore, which offers an overnight emergency shelter program for adults and families. Similarly, the program is not intended to replace or duplicate services of the Children’s Shelter, which offers temporary residential shelter for youth ages 17 and younger. 

 

Eligibility: 

The Emergency Shelter Program provides assistance to eligible individuals and families through the five counties of south central Oklahoma: Carter, Johnston, Love, Marshall, and Murray. If assistance is awarded, the hotel will be located in Ardmore. 

 

How to apply: 

  • Call the Grace Center to speak with a staff member for a pre screening process

  • Provide photo identification

  • Provide court-filed eviction notice, foreclosure notice, or proof of current homelessness

  • Proof of income

  • Written lease agreement in your name (for future household)