Assistance

As of Aug. 19, 2020

City's Rental Assistance program extended

The city has received additional funding to extend its rental assistance program for income-eligible residents who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has received $220,837 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) funds as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).  

Applications will be accepted until the funds have been depleted or through Dec. 15, 2020. Assistance is provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs incurred on or after March 1, 2020. Assistance includes rental payments, with a two-month maximum assistance per household. Assistance is capped at $1,500 per month and $3,000 total per household. Payments will be made to landlords or rental property management companies. The assistance does not have to be repaid.

 Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Appointments can be made by calling:

  • Central Florida Community Development Corporation
    (386) 226-1216 
  • Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation  
    (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304

As of Aug. 13, 493 Daytona Beach households have been assisted representing a total expenditure of  $606,585. The average rental payment is $896.

Waiving of commercial and residential permit fees ends Friday. Aug. 21

Friday, Aug. 21, is the last day fees on commercial and residential building permits will be waived. Fees were initially waived for 90 days in March when the city launched its CARE incentive program, and then an additional 90 days was approved by commissioners at their July 15 meeting. To date, nearly 3,000 permits have been issued since March 25 for a total construction valuation of $231.4 million. The amount of fees waived to date is $1.4 million. For more  information, call P&L at (386) 671-8178.

As of May 13, 2020

County offers mortgage assistance

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is accepting applications from homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Mortgage assistance may be provided to eligible households for up to three months and is capped at $1,500 a month. The program includes assistance for eligible households for payment of late, current and, if they remain eligible, future payments. Applicants must have a current mortgage statement in their name and be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19. Additionally, the dwelling must be in Volusia County, the mortgage must have been current as of March 13, and the household income must be at or below the area median income level. For more information about the assistance, visit the Community Assistance Division web page.

As of May 7, 2020

City expands CARE program and offers rental assistance

The City of Daytona Beach is expanding its COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort program, also known as CARE, by offering rental assistance to income-eligible residents. The rental assistance program is intended to provide financial relief to Daytona Beach residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to help ensure stability for low-to-moderate income residents who have been furloughed, lost employment or have had work hours reduced. Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, appointments can be made by calling Central Florida Community Development Corporation at (386) 226-1216 or Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation at (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304.

The program has limited funds available and applications will be accepted until the funds have been depleted. Assistance will be provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis, and is for rental housing costs incurred on or after March 1. Applicants must not have been in delinquency status prior to March 11.

Assistance includes rental payments, with a two-month maximum assistance per household. Maximum assistance is capped at $1,500 per month and $3,000 total per household. Assistance payments will only be made to the property landlord or rental property management companies.

The one-time assistance does not have to be repaid. The $619,500 program is being funded through the city’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funds and specific CDBG-COVID-19 funding expected to be received later this summer.

Program details and application (PDF)

Eligibility

  • Applicant must provide proof of an active lease and occupy the rental property in Daytona Beach.
  • The applicant must be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Documentation must reflect an active employment status as of Feb. 29. Applicants may show paystubs, bank statements of direct deposits or letter from employer that includes salary or typical wages earned in a two-week period.
  • Since Feb. 29, applicant must have experienced a reduction in hours of work or pay reduction as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The applicant’s annual household income must be at or below the Area Median Income Level (chart below). Household is defined as the family occupying a specific residence.


APPLICANT HOUSEHOLD SIZE

MAXIMUM ANNUAL INCOME TO BE ELIGIBLE

1 person household

$36,350

2 person household

$41,550

3 person household

$46,750

4 person household

$51,900

5 person household

$56,100

6 person household

$60,250


Applying for assistance

To apply for assistance, applicants will need to complete an application package at one of the following locations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:

  • Central Florida Community Development Corporation
    (386) 226-1216
    211 Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 114, Daytona Beach

  • Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
    (386) 274-4441 ext. 301 and 304
    1834 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach

These agencies will submit the completed application packages and payment information to the city. The city will process and mail all disbursements directly to the property landlord on behalf of the applicant.

The city’s CARE program was approved by the City Commission at their March 24 meeting to provide immediate financial relief to Daytona Beach residents and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more details on the CARE program, visit www.codb.us/coronavirus.

Essential requirements for applicants

  • Wear a mask and come alone to your appointment.
  • Bring your own BLUE pen for document signing.
  • Bring the following items for verification purposes (if you can bring copies of your documentation that will speed up the processing time):
    • Documentation that support applicant being employed through Feb. 29 – this may be a paystub showing employment through Feb. 29, bank statements reflecting pay deposits – either direct or indirect, or a letter from applicant’s employer.
    • Documentation of loss of income due to COVID-19.
    • Documentation of earned income for the last three months for all household member (examples: pay stubs, profit and loss statement if self-employed).
    • Benefit award letters for unearned income for any household member (examples: current year social security letter, pension letter, unemployment, cash assistance, etc.).
    • Last six months bank statements or financial histories.
    • Documentation of all funds/assistance received related to COVID-19.
    • Government issued picture identification for all household members age 18 or older.
    • Social Security card for all household members, regardless of age.
    • Relevant documents such as Dissolution of Marriage and/or Child Support Orders for all household members.
    • A type of bill (utility preferred) in applicant’s name to confirm residency.
    • Active lease agreement and landlord’s legal name, address and tax ID for payment processing.

Applicants will be required to sign and certify that information is correct, duplication of benefits/subrogation certification and an authorization form for release of information.