Brevard County Residents Impacted by COVID-19 May Be Eligible for Mortgage/Rent Assistance

Rent and Mortgage relief in Brevard County.
Rent and Mortgage relief in Brevard County.

Brevard County income-eligible residents can receive mortgage, rental, security deposit, and utility assistance through Brevard County’s Housing and Human Services Department.

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners has allocated up to $4.4 million in federal CARES Act grant funds to assist those financially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Those eligible must be a resident of Brevard County; at or below 140 percent of area median income; and able to demonstrate assistance due to direct impacts from coronavirus.

How to Qualify

To qualify applicants must be able to submit documents supporting income, need and other assistance, including income verification documents such as paychecks, unemployment compensation history, veteran’s check, child support payment history, Aid to Families with Dependent Children/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, bank statements, rental agreements, mortgage statements, documentation for a utility deposit, and most recent tax return, etc.

How to Apply

Applications for assistance are available on your website under Human Services and Announcements and at the the main Brevard County Government page (look in the blue box at the top of the page for COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program.)

Paper application forms are available at Brevard County libraries and on County buses.

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