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Funding is still available for Daytona Beach residents needing financial assistance with their monthly rent payments. The City of Daytona Beach has received Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) in the amount of $220,837 from the State of Florida – Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Administrative expenditures will not exceed 10% of the allocation. The remaining funding will be used to expand the city’s 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. 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.Rental assistance applications will be accepted until the funds have been depleted or through Dec 15. 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, 2020.
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 assistance does not have to be repaid.
Program details and application.
APPLICANT HOUSEHOLD SIZE
MAXIMUM ANNUAL INCOME TO BE ELIGIBLE
1 person household
2 person household
3 person household
4 person household
5 person household
6 person household
To apply for assistance, applicants will need to complete an application package at one of the following locations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
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, 2020 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.