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Florida Housing’s Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters

IMPORTANT: It is important to note that at this time your local government and SHIP Office, who will be administering this program, are working on implementing the application requirements, process and system and may not be ready to accept applications. Please contact your local SHIP housing office for more information.

Governor DeSantis has authorized $120 million of the State of Florida’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocation to Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) to assist Floridians that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling to pay housing expenses such as: rent, mortgage payments, and emergency repairs that will keep families stably and safely housed.

In general, the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) is a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2020 in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Florida Housing’s CRF Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters will be administered by the local State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) housing office in your community. Florida Housing staff are working with the local governments and SHIP Programs in preparation to begin the application process in each community as soon as possible.

What to Do Next
  1. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this program. (English/Spanish)
  2. Please review the By County Maximum Income Limits for Eligible Households in the Quick Links to determine if your household income qualifies based on your household size and county of residence.
  3. Click here to find your local State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) Program housing office in your community.
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    IMPORTANT: First, use the “City” dropdown list. If your city appears on the list, use that contact information. If your city does not appear on the list, then use the “County” dropdown list to select your county instead.

  5. Contact the local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program housing office in your area to find out what types of assistance (rent payments, mortgage assistance, emergency repairs, etc.) are available and if you qualify. It is important to note that at this time your local government and SHIP Office are working on implementing the application requirements, process and system and may not be ready to accept applications.

Please visit this webpage regularly to keep up to date on further details and timelines.
Please click here for local government application information.

For additional program information or to speak to a representative call Florida Housing’s toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund Information Line at 1-888-362-7885. Open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

 
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