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The eviction moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control will expire on July 31, 2021. Individuals who may be impacted can apply for rental assistance at: www.RentalAssistancePBC.org
To qualify for aid, the applicant must rent in PBC and at least one person in the home must prove loss of income either directly or indirectly due to COVID-19. Households must also be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Those qualifying for unemployment can demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability and/or have incurred significant costs due to COVID-19 may also be eligible.
Priority is for the unemployed or those who have received an eviction notice. If a tenant’s eviction is filed in court, the renter will be referred to the Legal Aid Society Palm Beach County (LAS) or Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS). LAS and FRLS will work to provide free legal assistance and representation in landlord/tenant matters. Those eligible may receive assistance with past due payments.
In order to apply for rental and/or relocation assistance:
Rental support may be paid up to three months in advance and income must be recertified for each three-month period.
For rental assistance, landlords must be registered as vendors with PBC. Utility assistance is for electric, water, gas, sewer, trash removal and energy costs for eligible rental households only.
Applicants must submit all required documentation to expedite approval.
In-person assistance and mobile outreach are available for individuals who:
To view a detailed list of eligibility requirements and the mobile outreach schedule call (561) 355-4792 or visit www.RentalAssistancePBC.org