Leon County Commissioners Take Action For 2021 Housing Relief
Many Tallahassee families have waited for months to see the financial assistance that was authorized by Congress in late 2020. Now that the second round of federal stimulus funding has been distributed to the states, local programs will begin getting funds to the local tenants that need them.
WTXL Tallahassee reports that Leon County commissioners have authorized $8.9 million for housing relief. This money should be available to residents starting in March 2021, and more than two thousand local families are expected to benefit from this sorely needed assistance. Funds under this Emergency Rental Assistance Program can be used for both past due rent and utility payments.
The county intends to prioritize those families with lower income and those who have applied for unemployment benefits in the past ninety days. It is important for landlords and tenants to contact the program as soon as possible to ensure they get on the list for assistance, as there may not be enough funds for everyone who needs them.
Don’t Hesitate to Contact a Casselberry and Oviedo Eviction and Foreclosure Lawyer
The experienced Oviedo and Casselberry eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina are here to help all Florida residents mitigate their financial losses in these challenging times. Both landlords and tenants can benefit from payments under this program. If program benefits are not available, an eviction attorney can help landlords and tenants negotiate other arrangements that can benefit both parties.
In some cases, a tenant might agree to vacate voluntarily in order to avoid having an eviction on his or her housing record. Other times, a payment plan can be negotiated in order to keep the tenant in his or her home while ensuring the landlord is paid all rents due. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner that Tallahassee landlords and tenants start exploring their legal options, the better solutions will be available to them.