On Friday, the board of directors for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) approved the disbursement of $45 million to local governments to provide Floridians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rental and mortgage assistance. The $45 million is the remainder of the original $120 million approved to assist impacted homeowners and renters through their local government housing offices. Additional funds were also previously approved to assist tenants living at multifamily and special needs developments in Florida Housing’s rental housing portfolio.
Impacted homeowners and renters can still apply for funding assistance through their local government housing office. Additionally, a toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line is available daily from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at (888) 362-7885.