Lake County is now accepting applications for Phase 2 of the Lake County Resident Assistance Program, beginning 1 p.m. Oct. 26 and applications will be accepted through 11 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, according to a news release from the county.
The program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will assist residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted Sept. 29 to allocate $15 million in CARES Act funding for resident assistance. Eligible Lake County residents may receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance as reimbursement of funds already expended or as a direct payment to a landlord or lender for past due balances; past due rent or mortgage is not a requirement for eligibility.
The Phase 2 application has been optimized to streamline the process. Applicants are encouraged to do the following prior to completing the application:
- Preregister at lakecountyfl.submittable.com/submit.
- Read the Coronavirus Relief Fund Housing Assistance Program’s Frequently Asked Questions.
- Review the eligibility requirements.
- Prepare and scan required forms and documentation.
For additional program details and information, visit www.ReopenLake.com#cares. Additionally, the CARES Act program helpline will activate on Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m., and will remain available from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 877.927.1057.