Brevard County Begins $18 Million Rental Assistance Program
In late 2020 Congress authorized a second major funding package for coronavirus aid programs. This allotted billions of dollars for local housing assistance programs, and Florida received hundreds of millions of dollars to distribute to tenants across the state. Now those finds are finally working their way to local governments and housing programs.
Florida tenants must stay current on developments with these programs to be sure they get on the list for assistance as soon as possible. While significant funds have been allotted, it is likely that there will still be more tenants seeking help than funds available to distribute to them.
According to Florida Today, Brevard County has opened applications for its new housing aid program. The county received over $18million from the federal government for emergency housing assistance. This might sound like a lot of money – and it is – but there is a significant need for aid in the county. Many local residents have gotten behind on rent, utilities, and other housing bills. This means that there may not be enough money for everyone who needs it.
There are many requirements for this new housing assistance program. Applicants must earn at or below 80 percent of the median area income, and priority will begiven to families who earn no more than 50 percent of the median area income. Priority will also be given to families in which at least one person is unemployed and has not worked for ninety days or more.
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The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina can help prepare your application and documentation for this program. We can also help you explore alternate housing options for your family in order to find the best housing situation for your unique needs. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation