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Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance Program to Help Residents in Need

Post Date:07/21/2020 3:19 PM
The City of Melbourne’s Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program provides temporary assistance for up to three months of rent, mortgage and/or public utilities payments. The maximum monthly assistance will be $1,600 and will be made directly to the creditor. The City will use $233,590 from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) to fund the program.

The Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Public Utilities Assistance Program is open to City of Melbourne residents with a household income at the time of application that does not exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for family size.  Additionally, a household must have experienced a verifiable loss of income due to the impacts of COVID-19, such as a layoff, furlough, or reduction of hours. At the time of application, the applicant must be delinquent on monthly rent or mortgage or public utilities payments after March 1, 2020, and have less than $5,000 in liquid assets. 

Interested City of Melbourne residents should complete a pre-screening checklist online to verify all required information before they start the application process. For more information, call 321-608-7530.
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