Brevard County rental assistance program still available for residents impacted by COVID-19

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — If you live in Brevard County and have been financially impacted by COVID-19, officials want you to know there are still funds available to help you with your rent.

In February, Brevard County received $18 million from the federal government to help residents keep a roof over their heads.

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Records show half of the money, $9 million, is still available.

“The county is really looking going into 2022, to make a push to see what we can do to get that money into more hands for the people that need it,” said Don Walker with Brevard County.

As of last week, the county had received nearly 2,000 applications for help with rent, utilities and other housing-related expenses.

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But 36% of those applications were denied, many because of incomplete paperwork.

Residents can apply right now on the county’s website or at any of their 17 libraries.

Starting next year, to help limit any future denials, county workers will be on hand at the library to assist with the process.

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Walker also emphasized that if residents have already received rental assistance, they can still receive more.

More details on the Brevard County Rental Assistance Program can be found here.

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