Seminole County urging renters, homeowners seek assistance after eviction moratorium ends

County has $3.6 million in assistance funding for renters, $1.5 million for mortgage assistance

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County officials are urging residents behind on their rent or mortgage payments to seek assistance following the end of the Centers for Disease Control’s moratorium on evictions.

Seminole County has $3.6 million in funding remaining for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program and $1.5 million for its Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, according to a news release.

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“Of Seminole County’s 167,500 households, it is estimated that 45,000 are below 80% of average median income,” the release reads. “If these families can show a loss of wages, loss of hours worked or other income loss due to COVID-19, they may qualify for past-due rent/mortgage and utility payments.”

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People who need access to a computer or who may need assistance with their application can visit the county’s application assistance center located at 520 West Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 100 in Sanford.

The application assistance center is available by appointment. To make an appointment call 407-665-0000.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.