Duval County Reopens ERAP Applications

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Duval County ERAP Applications Open

The City of Jacksonville announced that the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has over $3 million left that can be used to help residents facing loss of income related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The funding available under this program will be used to make direct payments to housing providers on behalf of qualifying tenants.

Eligible households are able to receive assistance for rent and/or utilities, including up to 12 months of past due rent and/or utilities. Applications will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 5. The application can be found here, and to learn more about eligibility, you can visit https://www.coj.net/erap.

FEMA Extends Deadline

At the request of the State of Florida, residents impacted by Hurricane Ian will now have more time to file for FEMA assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline to January 12, 2023 for residents in the following counties: Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia.

For more information on FEMA programs within Florida, please read FAA’s blog post here about the Multifamily Lease and Repair Program. Some sheltering and housing assistance programs may require you to register for FEMA Individual Assistance. Hurricane Ian survivors can apply for FEMA assistance and continuously update their applications by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, calling (800) 621-3362, using the FEMA app or visiting one of more than 20 open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).