$1.6M available to help Santa Rosa homeowners with mortgage, rent and utility bills

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Staff reports

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation has allocated $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for Santa Rosa County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The funding will be used to provide financial assistance to eligible Santa Rosa County homeowners/renters who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19. The funding will assist residents that have fallen past due with mortgage, rent, and/or utility payments and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income. 

Assistance will be provided in the form of a grant to be paid directly to the service provider. The amount of assistance provided will be determined by each household’s current need in order to maintain the housing unit through the end of the funding period. 

Applications are currently available for download but will not be accepted until September 9. For more information, eligibility requirements or to download the application, visit the following link: HOUSING DEPARTMENT