City of Melbourne Providing Temporary Rental, Mortgage and Public Utility Assistance

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maximum monthly assistance will be $1,600

The City of Melbourne’s Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program provide temporary assistance for up to six months of rent, mortgage, and/or public utility payments. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne’s Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program provide temporary assistance for up to six months of rent, mortgage, and/or public utility payments.

The maximum monthly assistance will be $1,600 and will be made directly to the creditor.

The City will use $233,590 from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) to fund the program.

The Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program are open to City of Melbourne residents with a household income at the time of application that does not exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for family size.

Additionally, a household must have experienced a verifiable loss of income due to the impacts of CODIV-19, such as a layoff, furlough, or reduction of hours.

At the time of application, the applicant must be delinquent on monthly rent or mortgage or public utilities payments after March 1, 2020, and have less than $5,000 in liquid assets.

Interested City of Melbourne residents should complete a pre-screening checklist online to verify all required information before they start the application process.

For more information, call 321-608-7530, click here to view city limits within Melbourne.

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