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Laud the homeless heroes, but don’t forget the bigger problem

Laud the homeless heroes, but don’t forget the bigger problem By MARTHA ARE There’s a story all over social media right now about a man named Tim. Good Day Sacramento reports that Tim is a homeless man who saved four young women by shielding them in an alcove after gunfire erupted on the street. The father of one […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Reports

Treasury ERA Reports

Treasury has published ERA spending data for Q1, April, and May on its website along with a report on the findings from the data collection.  Information from the report for Florida Local Government and the State of Florida are listed below.

.Total Amount of ERA ReceivedTotal Amount of Rent, Rental Arrears, Utilities Paid (January – May 2021)Total Households Served (January – May 2021)
Local Government – Florida $569,951,365 $62,300,000 12,688
State of Florida $871,237,609 $130,216 19

If you are seeking rent, rental arrears, or utilities due to financial impacts related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, please visit OUR FLORIDA to apply today.

Facing Eviction?

The CDC director has signed a declaration for a temporary halt on evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The CDC has provided a full FAQ to answer questions about the declaration.  We strongly encourage you to read the FAQ.

FCEH has also provided a simple Q&A about the eviction moratorium, with local resources:

Q:  What is a moratorium?
A:  A moratorium delays the final action of an eviction, it does not cancel your responsibility to pay rent.  You must pay your rent as you can.

Q: Am I protected against eviction?
A:  The CDC eviction moratorium suspends evictions for failure to pay rent if you file a declaration form with your landlord.  This means that you must file the declaration to prevent eviction, pay what you can, and continue to seek financial assistance to help pay your past due rent.  Discuss your situation with your landlord because having open communication is important to your ongoing relationship.

Q:  Are there resources to help me pay my rent?
A:  Florida has provided Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to local county governments for rent and/or mortgage relief.  Please contact your local County office first.

State of Homelessness – Florida

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published its 2020 State of Homelessness report for all fifty States.  The 2019 Point In Time Count shows 28,328 individuals experiencing homelessness in the State of Florida.  This represents a 9% decrease compared the 2018 Point in time numbers.  This includes a 26% decrease in family homelessness and a 22% decrease in youth homelessness compared to the 2018 Point in Time.  Please use the map below for your local community information.