Florida to Receive $1.4 Billion in Rental Assistance Funds From Second Stimulus Package
For months, struggling Florida families have patiently waited to see what assistance the federal government would offer in its second stimulus package. In spite of the delays, confusion, and political battles, Congress has approved a second stimulus package that was signed into law on December 27th,2020. It has many key provisions that provide immediate relief to struggling Americans all across the country.
The $600 direct stimulus payments were a critical issue, as was the continuation of supplemental unemployment benefits. The federal government will now supplement those on state unemployment benefits with $300 per week for thirteen weeks. These programs provide immediate cash relief to those Americans who need it most. It also provides housing assistance for those facing eviction.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the second stimulus package included funds that will be provided to the states in order to provide eviction relief to tenants who need it. Florida, with a high population, has been allotted $1.4 billion in federal aid to fund its eviction diversion programs. Many of these programs are already in place. They have been working furiously through the end of 2020 to distribute CARES Act funds before they reverted to the federal government at the end of the year.
Now, with a fresh source of funds, many of these programs will be ready to pick up where they left off and offer financial assistance to help Florida families avoid eviction. Program administration is already in place, so Florida tenants should begin applying as soon as possible to secure the funds they need.
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