Seminole County opening applications for emergency mortgage assistance program

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County is preparing to open its application portal for its Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program on Monday.

The program allows eligible Seminole County residents to receive grants for expenses associated with mortgage and/or utility assistance after experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

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The county said the $1.6 million program is subsidized through the federal Community Development Block Grant – Corona Virus (CDBG-CV).

Funding will be available for approximately 300 households, and applicants are not required to pay back any funds received through the program.

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The online portal, available at SeminoleEMAP.com, will remain open from 10 a.m. on July 12 until 500 applications are submitted. The county said completed applications will be considered in the order they were received.

Assistance will be provided for past due unpaid mortgage and/or utility payments and one-month prospective payments, pending need and funding availability. Balances owed prior to April 2020 are not eligible for assistance.

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Click here for a list of documents needed to apply.


Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.