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Wake County extends program providing assistance to families living in hotels

Starting Monday, Wake County families living in hotels may be eligible for new financial assistance to pay for housing.

The program Wake Prevent has been around since October, helping 100 households a month cover the cost of housing. Recently, the pandemic has increased the need for housing assistance, especially for those who live in hotels.

"They're just folks who are paying day by day or week by week or month by month in a hotel, so if they don't pay it, they are going to have to leave," said Wake County Housing Department Director Lorena McDowell. "And that is not good for them, it's not good for our community."

Complete WRAL coverage here.

For more information about the program and to learn more about Wake Prevent eligibility, families can call 919-856-5661 or email [email protected]