Middle-Income Households now Eligible for Rental Assistance.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The City of Daytona Beach has received more funding, allowing the city to expand its Rental Assistance program for income-eligible residents who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An additional $500,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) has been received as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Beginning Monday, November 16, these funds will be able to aid middle and low-income households who have experienced a COVID-19 related hardship. Assistance is provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs for November and December.
Applicants do not have to be in delinquent status. Applications will be accepted through December 18, contingent on funds available.
The applicant’s annual household income must be at or below the Area Median Income Level (chart below). A household is described as a family occupying a specific residence.
Applicant Household Size Maximum Annual Income to be Eligible
Assistance will include rental payments (with a three-month maximum per household), and payments will be made directly to landlords or rental property management companies.
Assistance caps put at $1,500 per month and $4,500 total per household. Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation.
For more information and to make an appointment, please call one of the three following agencies:
- Central Florida Community Development Corporation
- (386) 226-1216
- Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
- (386) 888-7684
- Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
- (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304
Assistance does not have to be repaid.