Jacksonville to See Nearly $29 Million in Housing Aid
Both landlords and tenants are hurting from the financial effects of the coronavirus. Luckily, the second round of federal stimulus funding has provided over a billion dollars worth of funding for various Florida relief programs. Those funds are finally making their way to local housing programs right herein Jacksonville.
According to the Florida Times-Union, Mayor Lenny Curry has announced that nearly $29 million of federal aid will be used to help Duval County residents pay for rent and utilities. The City Council must approve legislation that accepts the federal funding on conditions set by Congress. Once this is done, the county will partner with United Way and JEA to distribute funds and get rent and utility payments made for the families that need help.
There are eligibility requirements for the program. Applicants must be residents of Duval County. They can earn no more than 80 percent of the median household income for the area, and they must demonstrate economic hardship because of the pandemic (such as the loss of a job or reduced hours). Applicants must also have a “documented risk” of homelessness or an unstable housing situation. Finally, if residents have previously received federal aid for rent, they cannot claim assistance for the same time period.
Consult with Our Oviedo and Casselberry Foreclosure and Eviction Lawyers
Landlords and tenants in Duval County can work together to access financial aid that will help them both. The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina are here to help all Florida residents mitigate their financial losses in these challenging times. We can help enroll tenants in financial aid programs, find other sources of direct payments to landlords, negotiate payment plans, or find other alternatives to eviction proceedings.
Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. With creative problem solving, Jacksonville residents can work together to get through COVID-19.