The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Relief Program was developed in an effort to support renters who were struggling to pay rent and utilities due to loss of wages/income as a result of the pandemic.  The program was designed to help the residents of Rutherford County maintain their housing and avoid eviction.  The program provided much needed relief to landlords as well.  The successful Emergency Rental program has helped over 3200 households in Rutherford County.  Residents of Rutherford County that are still in need of assistance are encouraged to apply with the Tennesssee Housing Development Agency (THDA) COVID-19 Rent Relief program.