Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team

Housing Stability (Rent Assistance)

The Adams County Housing Stability Response and Recovery Team is working to keep people in their homes and ensure residents other housing needs met during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes identifying policy and system shifts that may be needed, and providing an avenue for clear, concise information and aid in real-time.

Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team Membership and Roles

Commissioner Eva J. Henry Peter Lifari
Commissioner Eva J. Henry Peter Lifari

This Response & Recovery Team is championed by Adams County District 1 Commissioner Eva J. Henry who is responsible for removing barriers, ensuring resources are available, and aligning policy to improve the strategic area. The Response & Recovery Team is convened by Peter Lifari, Executive Director of Maiker Housing Partners. Lifari is responsible for managing the effort and supporting the core team and larger Response & Recovery Team to move the work forward. The Response & Recovery Team core team determines data baseline and provides support with high-level strategy. Learn more about the Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team.

Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team Targets

A baseline is currently in development around housing stability in Adams County. Specifically, the Response & Recovery Team will be considering county occupancy (percent of leased units vs. available), and with this the percentage of tenants at risk of foreclosure or eviction.

Targets will be recommended based on the specific needs of populations who are experiencing housing instability.

Strategies Underway

  • #1: COVID-19 Short Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund
  • #2: Align Community Funding to Anticipated Rental and Mortgage Assistance Needs
  • #3: Ensure permanent housing options for the unsheltered residents impacted by COVID-19
  • #4: Improve Landlord/Tenant Engagement
  • #5: Eviction Prevention and Landlord Solvency
  • #6: Clear Communications of resources to residents

Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team Subcommittees

Subcommittees are currently in development.

Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team Calls to Action

Secure emergency rental assistance for those who have the most extreme need or are at risk of becoming homeless. The first call to action will be tied to an existing call to action for the Adams County Foundation to allocate $150,000 to each Response & Recovery Team.

Housing Stability Response & Recovery Team Big Wins

  • COVID-19 Short Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund is live.
    • Adams County Foundation, through a request from the Adams County Board of County Commissioners, allocated $300,000 for rental and mortgage assistance for low-income Adams County residents experiencing economic stress due to the COVID-19 crisis.
    • The fund, administered by Maiker Housing Partners, is available for all Adams County residents whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 on or after March 11, 2020, who reside in Adams County, and whose annual household income is 80% Area Median Income (AMI) or $75,000 or less. The fund does not require residency certification.
    • Maiker Housing Partners has conducted 1,154 initial screenings of applicants, has 137 applications in process, and have processed the first round of checks over the past weekend.
  • Additional checks for residents through COVID-19 Short Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Fund have been processed, providing rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to residents in need.

Join This Effort

Participate in weekly Response & Recovery Team meetings on Mondays at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Please RSVP on Constant Contact (Link to come soon) if you have not previously attended.

For more information about the Response & Recovery Team, please contact RMC2C backbone staff at 970.515.9892 or ashleyedinger@rmc2c.org.