BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- The Board of Brevard County Commissioners has allocated more than $18 million in federal dollars for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for income-eligible Brevard County residents impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing incurred due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease. Assistance is restricted to households whose income is at or below 80% of area median income ($55,350 for a family of four).
The application for the program will be available at all 17 Brevard County Libraries and the Law Library, on the Department’s website, http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices, and through an online system https://brevardflhhs.seamlessdocs.com/f/EmergencyRentalAssistance.
Eligibility requirements include:
The County has received $18,176,052 for the program from the federal government. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be administered, as directed by Brevard County Commission, through the County's Housing and Human Services Department.