Brian Mast

01/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2021 13:32

Emergency Rental Assistance Available

As a result of legislation recently passed by Congress, Governor DeSantis announced that the Emergency Rental Assistance Program will soon be available for residents of Florida. Here is the latest update from the Governor's Office:

In total, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide $1.4 billion in emergency rental assistance to Floridians. Your household may be eligible to receive financial assistance if you meet the following requirements:

  • You currently qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
  • You are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
  • Your household income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income, with priority given to households below 50 percent of the area median income.

The State of Florida expects to begin disbursing funds in the coming weeks. For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, please click here.

As always, our offices are open and ready to assist. You can learn more at our website mast.house.gov/coronavirus or by calling our office at 202-225-3026.