COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

On April 15, 2020, the Division of Community Services was designated $500,000 to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Program to provide social services for residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund program offers three (3) categories of designated relief:

  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Food/Essentials/Prescription Assistance


Shelby County residents are eligible to apply under the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Shelby County, Tennessee.
  • Must be able to show two (2) forms of proof of residency and loss of employment or at least 50% of earned income as of March 11, 2020.
  • Must have a current household monthly income at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline (see guideline below).
  • Must be able to meet additional criteria as outlined by the specific relief offered


The information about the assistance and the link to the application to apply is at

Please direct any questions directly by email to the Division of Community Services at or call the COVID-19 Relief line at (901) 222-0050.

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