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Virtual emergency rental assistance set for landlords, property managers

Lake County will host virtual sessions to outline program details regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program for landlords and property managers on Thursday, March 11 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. The session will also include a question-and-answer period. Each session will cover the same topics, so attendees may participate in the session that best fits their schedule.

The maximum award per applicant is $9,000 with another $1,000 in utility assistance, according to a news release. Tenants may apply for coverage of past due rent back to March 13, 2020, plus the amount of the current/upcoming month’s rent, depending on the timing of the application. If the tenant is currently receiving unemployment benefits and has been unemployed for 90 days or more, the tenant may receive coverage for two additional pre-paid months of rent.

The program is designed to help renting households that are at or below 80% of the area median income, and the burden of proof to establish eligibility and level of need rests on the tenant. Cooperation from the landlord/property manager consists primarily of signing the Lake County Rental Ledger Form, which acknowledges that funding from this program will be applied to outstanding fees on the tenant’s account. Additionally, landlords and property managers will need to provide a Form W-9 after the tenant’s funding is approved.

Below is the Zoom meeting information for each session:

Thursday March 11 at 3 p.m.

Zoom meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/87890439243?pwd=VktVaUxlcVR6UENMaVd4eitiMTl1QT09

Meeting ID: 878 9043 9243

Passcode: 888229

Dial by your location

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

 

Tues. March 16 at 10 a.m.

Zoom meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/85152938123?pwd=ajY5SjJGWFJ0enNIcFNkT0RIR2pqZz09

Meeting ID: 851 5293 8123

Passcode: 248092

Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

 

For more information and to access the application, eligibility criteria and a list of required documentation, please visit lakecountyfl.gov/cares. Additionally, tenants may review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for additional details

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