Orange County government will open its Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds to City of Orlando residents effective Wednesday, December 8.
The move was made to assist Orlando residents when the City’s $8.6 million fund that was dedicated to its own Rental Assistance Program ran dry. Residents living within city limits that are in need of rental assistance may apply for help by clicking HERE. The program helps residents who are past due in rent as a result of financial hardships caused by the pandemic.
The City of Orlando expects to relaunch its rental assistance and housing programs in early 2022. It’s estimated that more than 1,650 families were able to stay in their homes due to the city’s program this past year.
The County has used $14.5 million of its available $33.4 million federal dollars as of December 3, 2021.