Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
11:16 am EDT
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Lake County extends emergency rental assistance program

Lake County officials announce in a news release the county has extended the deadline to apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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 tenants
  • Rent must be past due, and applicants must provide 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 offers appointments for consultations. Residents may schedule a consultation by visiting bit.ly/3udLvft.

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