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The COVID-19 Rental & Utilities Assistance Program provides 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 past due rents & utilities 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 City is utilizing Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV).
Yes, assistance will be only given to properties located in the City of Deerfield Beach.
Unemployment documentation and letter from employer explaining loss or reduction in income due to COVID-19.
No, this assistance is not a loan; it is a grant and will not have to be paid back. However, if the City discovers that a recipient has falsified documents or has defrauded the program, the money will have to be repaid.
No, rooming/halfway houses do not qualify under program.
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. 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.
Yes, if you received funding for Rental and/or Utilities Assistance you can apply but not for the same months you have been assisted with.
No, applicant name must be on lease.
Yes, applicants must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 80% 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, 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.
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.