Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Residents may get up to $4,000 for rent/mortgage assistance

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
  • 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 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.