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St. Johns County launches rental assistance program

Rent & Utility Assistance
Rent & Utility Assistance

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County has launched an emergency rental assistance program for residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and at risk of housing instability.

The program is federally funded and designed to assist low-to-moderate income households with rent-related expenses for up to 12 months or a maximum of $5,000, according to a news release.

Eligible households must meet all of the following criteria:

• Be a low-to-moderate income St. Johns County residential renter at or below 80% of area median income.

• Be eligible for unemployment benefits or have experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly due to the coronavirus outbreak.

• Can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Shawna Novak, the Director of Health and Human Services for the county, joined us on The Morning Show on Friday to explain more about the program and how you can apply. (Press play above to watch her interview)

To apply, follow this link for the rental assistance program.