Orange County Tenants Can Still Get Financial Help to Avoid Coronavirus Evictions
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious financial hardship for many Florida families. This comes at a time when it is more important than ever for families to have a safe place to live, so they can stay home and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Luckily, there are many programs available to help keep tenants in their homes. On the federal level, the CDC has issued a rule that prohibits residential evictions through the end of 2020. And at the local level, cities and counties are expanding their services to help as many residents as possible avoid eviction.
The Programs Available in Orange County
My News 13 reports on the Eviction Diversion Program in Orange County. Not only has the county established a program to help residents avoid eviction, but they have also expanded eligibility requirements so that even more families can be helped. Previously, residents were only eligible if they made less than 105percent of the area median income (AMI).
This has now been increased to 120 percent, meaning more families will qualify for assistance under the program. This increased threshold is currently$68,100 for a family of four. The increased eligibility is designed to help the county spend $10 million of program funds before the year-end deadline.
Speak with an Evictions Lawyer in Florida Today
The experienced eviction lawyers at Quattrocchi and Torres have helped many Florida tenants enforce their legal rights. During this unprecedented global health crisis, we can help you access all available programs to prevent eviction. Call 407.452.4918 for your free consultation with an experienced Florida tenants’ rights attorney. Don’t wait to call – the sooner you have an experienced Casselberry or Oviedo foreclosure attorney on your side, the better options you will have for preventing eviction and keeping your family healthy.