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Florida Housing Coronavirus Relief Fund program ends Dec. 30

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:36:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — On December 30, 2020, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation is set to close the Coronavirus Relief Fund program.

All funds must be expended by the program’s conclusion on December 30, 2020. Homeowners and renters affected by COVID-19 who have not yet applied are encouraged to do so immediately.

With over $200 million committed, this initiative was launched in July 2020 to assist Floridians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, these funds are directed to assist residents living in Florida Housing’s multifamily and special needs developments, as well as Florida residents needing mortgage and rental assistance as a result of the pandemic.

“As the state’s housing finance agency, providing housing assistance to those who need it most has always been our top priority,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “As the CRF program comes to a close, we are proud to have assisted tens of thousands of Florida households in just five months. With only a few weeks left until the end of this program, we strongly encourage homeowners and renters impacted by the pandemic to contact your local government housing office today if you are in need of assistance.”

This is the last month that impacted homeowners and renters can apply for CRF assistance through their local government housing office.

For more information on the program click here.

The toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line is available from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. for those who would like to speak directly with a representative call 1-888-362-7885.