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You May be Eligible for Help with Rent and Utilities Bills

Do you rent your home? Did you lose your job or experience a loss of income? Are you behind on your rent or facing eviction? Did you receive a shutoff notice from your utility? 

OUR Florida provides renters who qualify with relief on unpaid bills. 

OUR Florida is accepting applications from residents and businesses to provide financial assistance for unpaid rent and utility bills. The federally-funded emergency rental assistance program pays landlords and utility companies directly on behalf of eligible customers. 

You are eligible if you: 

  • Are are renter in Florida; 
  • Are low-income; 
  • Have qualified for unemployment, experienced a loss of income, incurred significant costs or faced financial hardships; and 
  • Are at risk of losing your home.

Visit https://www.ourflorida.com/ to learn more about the application. 

This temporary halt is in place for residential evictions to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium. You can find the eviction extension summary, here. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/pdf/CDC_Eviction_Extension_Order_Final_06242021.pdf

For housing help specific to Central Florida needs, there is a list of resources that can be found here: https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2021/06/23/housing-help