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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Governor Cooper Announces New Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief (MURR) Program


If your business has experienced extraordinary business disruption and not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs.

To qualify to receive these relief funds, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Applications for this assistance are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applications are not available yet, but will be soon.  A link to the application will be posted once it's available.

Funding under this program is not guaranteed.  However, Commerce will pay the maximum assistance for which a business is eligible, and will make those payments to as many qualifying businesses as they can until program funds are exhausted.   If additional funds become available after the first round of funding is committed, the Program may reopen - but there is no guarantee.


Eligibility for the MURR Program is limited to the following types of businesses:

  • Amusement Parks
  • Banquet Halls (with Catering Staff)
  • Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Cocktail Lounges
  • Bingo Parlors
  • Bowling Alleys/Centers
  • Dance Halls
  • Indoor Fitness and Recreation Centers
  • Motion Picture/Movie Theaters (except drive-ins)
  • Museums

Other Eligibility Requirements

Businesses must be operating for profit.   Nonprofits are not eligible for assistance from this program.

Each location for which relief is sought must have less than 50 employees.

The business location must have been closed between April and July 2020 due to COVID-19.

No relief will be paid for expenses that have been paid with other federal CARES Act funds (such as PPP).

Learn More about this Program

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