Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Residents impacted by COVID-19 may apply for rent, mortgage funds

Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently voted to allocate $15 million in CARES Act funding for resident assistance. Eligible Lake County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance as a reimbursement of funds already expended or as a direct payment to a landlord or lender for past due balances, according to a news release from county officials.

 Lake County anticipates the application cycle will open in mid-October 2020. Interested applicants can preregister to be notified about the program criteria, required documents and the opening of the application cycle by Qualified applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served, first-qualified basis while funds last.

For additional information and preregistration of the Lake County CARES Resident Assistance Program, visit For other inquiries, please email Additionally, the CARES Act program helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 352.268.9299.