Beginning Nov. 15, 2022, the RAMP CharMeck application portal will close to the general public and will no longer accept new applications for rental and utility assistance, either online or at the courthouse.
The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County were allocated millions of dollars in federal funding to support this program, and DreamKey Partners and Housing Collaborative have been operating the program on behalf of the government agencies.
Since 2020, the RAMP CharMeck program has provided $123 million to support more than 23,000 families with emergency housing and utility assistance during the pandemic.
Given the current pipeline of applications, the remaining funding is expected to be fully allocated by the end of 2022.
Many other resources are still available to those who need it:
The City of Charlotte's
Dispute Settlement Program,
Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy offer mediation and legal services.
Crisis Assistance Ministry offers housing and utility assistance through its emergency financial assistance program. Visit
Crisis Assistance Ministry or call
704.371.3001 to learn more.
For Food and Nutrition Services (also known as SNAP or EBT), Medicaid, or other benefits, residents can visit
Mecklenburg County's All Access Site or call
Child Care Resources may be able to provide childcare subsidies for children birth to preschool. Call
704.348.2181 or visit the
Child Care Resources website for more information.
The NC Public Health's WIC program provides basic nutrition services to eligible pregnant women, mothers, infants and children until age 5. Learn more about the
WIC program or call
Residents can file for Child Support with Mecklenburg County
Community Support Services online, calling
704.432.9300 or visiting in person at
600 5800 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28212.
For other general health and human services information, call United Way 2-1-1.