COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Program

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Fax: 352-369-264

Notice of Funding Availability

City of Ocala Continues COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Program

ADMINISTERED BY THE OCALA HOUSING AUTHORITY

to Assist City of Ocala Residents with Rent/Mortgage and Utility Payments
Application Deadline December 15, 2020

FUNDING SOURCE
The City of Ocala received an initial distribution of $154,129 in Coronavirus Relief Funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation and will receive a second distribution of $95,253.

CITY RESIDENTS
The City of Ocala continues to assist residents who have experienced, or are experiencing, financial disruption and loss due to the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible city residents will be assisted with temporary rent/mortgage and utility payments for up to ten months as of March 1, 2020. City residents may receive any of the following forms of assistance.

1. Rent payments not to exceed ten months, from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020. Assistance can include late payments, late fees and charges and rent payments to prevent eviction.
2. Housing re-entry assistance, such as security deposits, utility deposits, and temporary storage of household furnishings.
3. Mortgage payments not to exceed ten months, from March 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020. Payment can include late payments, late fees, HOA, condo fees and other related fees to prevent foreclosure.
4. Utility payments that include water, electricity, gas, Internet, cable including late payments and late fees and charges to prevent a discontinuation of essential services.

CRITERIA
First come, first qualified with priority given to special needs households.
Eligible tenants or homeowners must live in the City limits of Ocala

APPLICATION PERIOD
Applications will be accepted starting November 29, 2020 and the application period will end at midnight on December 15, 2020 or when all funds are expended, whichever occurs first.

APPLICATIONS

CONTACT
For questions about any of the required documents or to apply, please contact Ocala Housing Authority at (352) 369-2636 or at contactus@ocalahousing.org

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