Volusia County offering help to those struggling to pay rent, mortgage during pandemic

VIDEO: Volusia County offering help to those struggling to pay rent, mortgage during pandemic

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County is stepping up to help those who may be struggling to pay their mortgage or rent because of the pandemic.

Volusia County’s rental assistance program has been a big help for many families, handing out more than 12 million in assistance and keeping them in their homes and out of the foreclosure. Residents can apply here.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday let his moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expire.

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There are 571 pending foreclosure cases waiting to be processed in Volusia County if people cannot find protection under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order.

The governor’s office said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently enacted a nationwide residential evictions order that will provide relief to residents. It goes until Dec. 31, unless it gets extended before then. Click here to read the evictions order.

In order to get help and qualify for the CDC order you must:

· Earn less than $100,000 a year.

· Prove that you tried to make rent payments.

· Provide proof to your landlord that your income has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

You will need to fill out a CDC document in order to get that protection, which then needs to be delivered to your landlord.