Lane County has received more than $4 million in state funding for residents who have suffered economic impacts or health disparities due to COVID-19.

The new funding, Supporting Tenants Accessing Rental Relief (STARR), was approved by the State Legislature as part of the recent eviction moratorium legislation passed in December. 

It is intended to assist tenants who are behind in rent due to financial impacts of the pandemic.

In 2020, Lane County and partner nonprofit service agencies distributed more than $7 million in rent assistance to 1,725 households (4,516 individuals) through 34 projects.

Applications for the new funding opens Friday, March 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This application is for Lane County residents with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income. 

A link to the online application and information phone line will be posted at: LaneCounty.org/RENT.

Applicants must meet requirements to qualify for the grant money.