What is COVID-19 Rental & Utilities Assistance Program?

The COVID-19 Rental & Utilities Assistance Program provides rental assistance to eligible Deerfield Beach residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance will only be provided for past due rents & utilities beginning on April 1, 2020 and onward. Eligible applicants must be able to continue to make payments and meet basic needs once assistance is provided.

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1. What is COVID-19 Rental & Utilities Assistance Program?
2. Who is providing the funding for this program?
3. Does the property need to be a Deerfield Beach?
4. What documents are needed to proof loss of income related to COVID-19?
5. Will individuals who received Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rental and Utility Assistance be required to pay the money back?
6. I live in a rooming/halfway house can I apply?
7. What is considered proof of income?
8. How long does it take to receive a reimbursement?
9. If I qualify, how much funding can I receive?
10. Will the payment be made directly to the resident?
11. How many months of assistance can I receive?
12. If I have received assistance from another agency, non-profit, government or private provider with Rental and Utilities Assistance can I still apply?
13. My name is not on lease can I apply for program?
14. Are there income guidelines for this program?
15. If I qualify, how much funding can I receive?
16. Are there preferences for households with children or the elderly?
17. What kinds of housing units can be rented?
18. Can I apply for Utilities assistance only?
19. If late fees have occurred on rent can we pay late fees?
20. How many paystubs are required?
21. What document can be used in lieu of the W9?
22. How do I apply for the Program?