Brevard County Allocates $18M in Rental Assistance for Eligible Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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Assistance restricted to households with income at or below 80% of area median income

The Board of Brevard County Commissioners has allocated more than $18 million in federal dollars for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for income-eligible Brevard County residents impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Board of Brevard County Commissioners has allocated more than $18 million in federal dollars for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for income-eligible Brevard County residents impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services, including rent, rental arrears, utilities, and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing incurred due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease.

Assistance is restricted to households whose income is at or below 80% of area median income ($55,350 for a family of four).

The application for the program will be available at all 17 Brevard County Libraries and the Law Library, on the Department’s website, HERE.

Eligibility requirements include:

■ The applicant is a resident of Brevard County.
■ The applicant is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
■ The applicant must sign all required documents (application, social security number waiver, release/request of information, etc.) or their application will be rejected/denied.
■ Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application (include 2 months of bank statements, pay stubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040)).
■ All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.
■ For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.

The County has received $18,176,052 for the program from the federal government.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be administered, as directed by Brevard County Commission, through the County’s Housing and Human Services Department.

The application for the program will be available at all 17 Brevard County Libraries and the Law Library, on the Department’s website, HERE.

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