ORLANDO, Fla. — The city of Orlando’s rental assistance program will be closing Tuesday.
The program provides support to residents impacted by COVID-19 by providing funding to cover rent payments that have not been made since March.
The program is a partnership with Heart of Florida United Way.
The program originally opened for 10 days in September and has provided nearly $700,000 in financial support to more than 220 households, according to a news release.
It is funded with about $1.5 million in state coronavirus relief funds provided by the CARES Act.
Eligibility requirements for rental assistance include:
- Live within city of Orlando limits
- Experienced a COVID-19 hardship such as a furlough, layoff or reduced hours at work
- Paid February 2020 rent payment
- Have a current or month-to-month lease agreement for the rental of a residence or partial residence (this can include the rental of a room)
Residents must supply the following as part of their application:
- Certification rent payments have not already been covered by federal benefits or other charitable donations
- Certification of a financial hardship due to COVID-19
- Copy of lease agreement
- W-9 form completed by tenant’s landlord
- Copy (or copies) of driver’s license or government-issued identification for each adult household member claiming a COVID-19 hardship
The program will provide up to $12,500 in assistance to cover unpaid rent payments from March 1 through Dec. 31.
Cox Media Group