Rental Assistance Funds Remain Available For Daytona Beach Residents

Funding is still available for Daytona Beach residents needing financial assistance with their monthly rent payments. The City of Daytona Beach has received Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) in the amount of $220,837 from the State of Florida – Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Administrative expenditures will not exceed 10% of the allocation. The remaining funding will be used to expand the city’s COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort program, also known as CARE, by offering rental assistance to income-eligible residents.

The rental assistance program is intended to provide financial relief to Daytona Beach residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to help ensure stability for low-to-moderate income residents who have been furloughed, lost employment or have had work hours reduced. Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Appointments can be made by calling Central Florida Community Development Corporation at (386) 226-1216 or Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation at (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304.

Rental assistance applications will be accepted until the funds have been depleted or through Dec 15. Assistance will be provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs incurred on or after March 1, 2020.

Assistance includes rental payments, with a two-month maximum assistance per household. Maximum assistance is capped at $1,500 per month and $3,000 total per household. Assistance payments will only be made to the property landlord or rental property management companies. The assistance does not have to be repaid.

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