OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Osceola County’s emergency rental assistance program is accepting applications for $7 million in aid starting Monday.
The money is available to residents who are past-due on their rent because of hardships caused by or during the pandemic.
Applicants have to meet the following qualifications:
• 80 percent or below area median income for the household
• Osceola County resident
• Eligible financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly to COVID-19
• Have not received 18 months of assistance from Housing & Human Services in the past two years
• Delinquent on their rent/utilities
• Must be behind in rent by at least one month
• Must be in a current rental lease
Eligible hardships include:
• Rental increase of more than 5% to an applicant’s current lease
• Loss of household income in the past six months
• Receiving unemployment benefits in the past six months
• Under-employed in the past six months
• Increase in day care expenses for full-time working head of household by more than 10%
• Seniors who work no more than 30 hours per week who are on social security benefits
• Positive COVID-19 test from a lab
Click here for more information on how to apply. You can also contact the Osceola County Housing and Community Services at 407-742-8400.
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