On September 29, 2020, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted to allocate $15 million in CARES Act funding to assist residents of Lake County. Eligible residents who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 may receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance as a reimbursement of funds already expended or as a direct payment to a landlord or lender for past due balances.
Lake County anticipates the application cycle will open in mid-October, 2020. Interested applicants can preregister to be notified about the program criteria, required documents and the opening of the application cycle by visiting https://lakecountyfl.submittable.com/submit. Qualified applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served, first-qualified basis while funds last.
For additional information and preregistration of the Lake County CARES Resident Assistance Program, visit http://www.reopenlake.com#cares. For other inquiries, please email CRFhousingassistance@lakecountyfl.gov. Additionally, the CARES Act program helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (352) 268-9299.
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