Florida has $740 million available for rental assistance: Who qualifies for this money?
Florida received $740 million for its emergency rental assistance program, which seeks to help people who have been financially harmed by the covid-19 pandemic.
People who qualify for this program must be low-income or unemployed; must be behind, or at risk of being behind, on rent or utility payments; and they must have lost income or had financial problems in the last year, reported Telemundo51.
The money is part of the 2021 "American Rescue Plan" rescue plan and is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Eligible individuals can receive up to 15 months of rent or utility assistance.
To apply you can go here to the OURFlorida.com page or call 1-833-493-0594 every day of the week, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
To be eligible for benefits, renters must be low-income or unemployed, experience a loss of income or financial hardship within the past year, and be behind on rent or utility payments or at risk of falling behind.
Eligible Florida renters are entitled to up to 15 months of rent and utility payments. Eligible income limits vary by county.
Many local governments are also operating rental assistance programs. OUR Florida is available to all qualified applicants, even if you live in a city or county that has its own local program. But you cannot get assistance for the same amount of time from both programs.
Author: MiamiDiario JM 7:40 am