Latest Update: February 26, 2021
The United States Department of the Treasury recently allocated $8.6 million in federal funds to help City of Orlando residents who are in need of rental assistance. City of Orlando staff is currently working on establishing the qualifying criteria, program guidelines and creating the application portal for residents to apply.
The qualifying criteria and program guidelines will be considered and approved by the Orlando City Council. The Orlando City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, March 22, 2021, and staff hopes to have the program considered at that meeting.
Per the Treasury’s requirements for this program, to be eligible, a household must include:
one or more individuals within the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak;
one or more individuals within the household demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
the household has a household income at or below 80% of area median income which for a family of four is $58,160 in Orlando.
In addition, to be eligible, your residence (where you pay rent) must be located within the City of Orlando limits. Even if your residence has an Orlando mailing address, it might not be located within the Orlando city limits, so we encourage you to verify your address below.