Federal Law Provides $25 Billion in Rental Assistance – But When Will Florida Tenants Get Help?
For months, Florida tenants have been waiting for financial assistance from the federal government. The negotiation of a second stimulus package has created some of the most bitter arguments in the history of the United States Congress. And even once a bill had been negotiated and sent for presidential authorization, President Trump delayed signing it. The bill was finally signed in the late hours of December 27. 2020. The second stimulus package provides funds for critical aid programs that help those who need them most. CNN reports that the bill authorizes $25 billion for rental assistance programs across the country.
But when will Florida families see that assistance? When the first stimulus bill was passed, funds were distributed to state and local governments relatively quickly. But the way in which these governments and programs choose to distribute their funds is entirely up to them. Many Florida programs have been actively working throughout December to distribute their CARES Act funds before the year-end deadline.
If these programs continue to remain staffed and operational, it is possible that they will be able to have a smooth transition to continue their work with funds from this second round of stimulus funding. Tenants should keep up to date with these programs and make sure they are enrolled as soon as possible in order to have the best odds of getting funding when the rental assistance is made available.
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