Pocatellans who are facing financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to get a little help.

Thanks to $264,672 in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Pocatellans may be eligible for temporary rental or mortgage assistance. To be eligible for the program, citizens must be city of Pocatello residents, able to show proof of a loss of income, not have received a federal or state funded COVID-19 housing subsidy in the past 12 months, and meet income limits.

“By allocating this money to rental and mortgage assistance, we will be helping some of the most vulnerable in our community to remain in their homes,” said Janae Mitchell, Community Development Block Grant Program

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