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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Middle-income households now eligible for rental assistance

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The city has received additional funding to expand its rental assistance program for income-eligible residents who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has received an additional $500,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, these funds will be able to aid middle and low-income households who have experienced a COVID-19 related hardship. Assistance is provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs for November and December. Applicants do not have to be in a delinquent status. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 18 contingent on funds available.

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

$63,700

2-person household

$72,800

3-person household

$81,900

4-person household

$90,860

5-person household

$98,140

6-person household

$105,420

 

Assistance includes rental payments, with a three-month maximum per household. Assistance is capped at $1,500 per month and $4,500 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. For more information and to make an appointment, please call one of the three following agencies:

  • Central Florida Community Development Corporation
    (386) 226-1216
  • Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
    (386) 888-7684
  • Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
    (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304

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