Worried about making rent? Here are assistance programs available in Central Florida during coronavirus pandemic

If you’re one of the thousands of people whose job or income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, there are resources available to help if you’re struggling to make your rent.

Channel 9 complied the rental assistance resources available for Central Florida residents county by county:

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Orange County

The Orange County government has made the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program available as a one-time benefit for Orange County residents who qualify.

The program will provide assistance with one month’s rent, so residents will be able to use their limited funds on other necessities. To qualify, you must call 407-836-6500 for an appointment. Remember to bring the necessary documents.

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Posted by Orange County, Florida Government on Sunday, March 22, 2020

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Orange, Seminole & Osceola counties

The Heart of Florida United Way established a fund to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is being impacted by the pandemic. The focus of the fund is to support the ALIC (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties experiencing hardship due to decreased hours or unpaid leave.

The ALICE Fund provides rent, mortgage and utility assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness.

To qualify for the fund, residents must demonstrate financial need by presenting documentation including, but not limited, to bank statements, pay stubs, rent agreements and utility bills.

For more information, contact Heart of Florida United Way’s 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line by dialing 211 or texting your ZIP code to 898211.

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Posted by Heart of Florida United Way on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Volusia & Flagler counties

To assist Volusia and Flagler county residents and families who are impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to aid in recovery efforts.

The organization said it is working with local partner agencies to distribute emergency funds to those in need.

More information is available here or by calling 211.

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Posted by United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties on Monday, March 23, 2020

Brevard County

To assist Brevard’s individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Brevard is providing information and resources to those in need.

The United Way and several other local foundations have launched the Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund to aid in recovery efforts.

United Way of Brevard said it has authorized $50,000 from its emergency fund for the fund.

For more information, call 211 or 321-632-6688.

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Posted by United Way of Brevard on Friday, March 20, 2020

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Lake & Sumter counties

The United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties is working to help community members impact by the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 211 for more information and assistance.

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Posted by United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Marion County

The United Way of Marion County has community resources available for citizens in need during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, call 211.

If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please call the Marion County hotline at 352-644-2590. 211 is also available for community resources available to our citizens during this difficult time.

Posted by United Way of Marion County on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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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.