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The COVID-19 Mortgage, Rental & Utilities Assistance Program provides one-time rental assistance to eligible Deerfield Beach residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance will only be provided for mortgage, rents & utilities due beginning on April 1, 2020 and onward. Eligible applicants must be able to continue to make payments and meet basic needs once assistance is provided.
The program is not designed to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
The City is utilizing Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and State of Florida Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) funds to support this program.
Yes, assistance will be only given to properties located in the City of Deerfield Beach.
Unemployment documentation and/or letter from employer explaining loss or reduction in wage.
No. This assistance is not a loan; it is a grant and will not have to be paid back. However, if we discover that a recipient has falsified documents or has somehow defrauded the program, the money will have to be repaid.
No, rooming/halfway houses do not qualify under program.
Provide a letter of explanation.
Proof of income includes pay stubs or earning statements for every household member over 18 years old, if employed.
If all documents are satisfactory, it may take up to 15 days.
The City will assist with a maximum of up to $10,000.00 including utilities allowance of up to $1,000.00.
No, for rental assistance, all payments will be made directly to the landlord and for mortgage payments, to the mortgage company. For utility assistance, all payments will be made directly to the utility provider.
You can receive up to 6-months of assistance not to exceed $10,000.00.
No, if you received funding for Mortgage, Rental and/or Utilities Assistance you can not apply again.
No, applicant name must be on lease.
Yes. Applicants must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) limits established by HUD for the jurisdiction of Broward County, FL as follows:
Maximum Family Size
The City will assist with a maximum of up to $10,000.00.
No. Assistance will only be provided for mortgage, rents & utilities beginning on April 1, 2020 and onward. Assistance is only available to those who can provide evidence that they experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No, applications are on a first-come first served basis.
Units such as apartments, houses, townhouses, and mobile homes are allowable.
Yes, the initial required documents from the application must be met and will need to include the following:
Yes, the payment of late fees is an eligible expense.
Yes, if it is included in the mortgage payment.
If paid weekly 4 paystubs, 2 if paid bi-weekly and 1 paystub if paid monthly.
If a W9 is unattainable, applicant must provide vendor Tax ID Number.
Apply online on City website at http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1509/Programs.