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Jacksonville, NC

Updated: 2022

Jacksonville, North Carolina has established the Utility Assistance Program in order to ensure that the city’s citizens have their basic needs covered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Population2020 74,313
Median Household Income2020$45,754
Poverty Rate 202013.7%
Proximity to Urban Center 70 miles to Wilmington
Proximity to Interstate Highway 40 miles to I-40
Case Study Time Frame 2020
Municipal Budget FY2021-202253.8 million
Data Source: US Census, American Community Survey
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Having struggled with affordable housing for years, the city of Jacksonville, North Carolina has offered funds of up to $100 per monthly utility bill in the wake of COVID-19. Responding to the community’s loss of income, Jacksonville has established the Utility Assistance Program. The city has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is using a portion of these allotted funds to address the increasing need for well-functioning utilities coupled with higher unemployment.