Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Lake County accepts applications for emergency rental assistance

Beginning Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., Lake County residents can apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Registration for the program will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 21.

Lake County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available for residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Primary residence must be in Lake County and applicants must be renters
  • Rent must be past due
  • Applicants must have a documented financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • Total household income for calendar year 2020 must be at or below 80% of the area median income for Lake County, as follows:

 

Household Size Qualifying Income
1 < $40,750
2 < $46,550
3 < $52,350
4 < $58,150
5 < $62,850
6 < $67,500
7 < $72,150
8 < $76,800
9 < $81,424
10 < $86,077

 

To access the application, eligibility criteria, and a list of required documentation, please visit lakecountyfl.gov/cares. For residents who require additional guidance with the application process, Lake County will offer appointments for consultation from Feb. 22-26.  Residents may schedule a consultation at bit.ly/3udLvft.

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