Homeowner Assistance Funds
$676 Million in Federal Aid Available to Florida Homeowners
Many struggling Florida homeowners don’t know about the Homeowner Assistance Funds from the American Rescue Plan. This money – up to $50,000 per household – is available to help families financially impacted by the pandemic to pay for things like mortgage payments, homeowner insurance, property taxes, and utility bills.
Florida was allocated $676 million for this program, and as of March of this year, the program is up and running through Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity.
What Can the Money Be Used For?
If you believe that you might be eligible for homeowner assistance, go online and apply today! This money is ready and available to help folks in need, and can be used for everything from:
Mortgage payment assistance
Homeowner’s internet service
Homeowner’s flood and property insurance
HOA fees and condo association fees
Delinquent property taxes
The bottom line is that we estimate the program has the potential to stop up to 20,000 foreclosures.
- Must have experienced a financial hardship after, or that continued after, January 21, 2020.
- Must meet income qualifications. (Income is 100% or less of the Area Median Income in Tier 1 less than $150% of the Area Median Income as part of Tier 2).
- Must be a homeowner and be requesting assistance for your primary residence.
How to Apply:
You can apply for the program by going to www.FLHomeownerAssistance.org.
DEO also has a Homeowner Assistance Fund Customer Assistance Center phone number to answer your questions: (833-987-8997).
Resources for Applicants
The Homeowner Assistance Fund Customer Assistance Center (833-987-8997) is available Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time), for all inquiries and questions.
Additional resources listed below are available at www.FLHomeownerAssistance.org:
Customer Assistance Centers
2210 South Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805
5310 Lenox Ave, Unit 5, Jacksonville, FL 32205
1907 E Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 130, Tallahassee, FL 32311
2151 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
580 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens, FL
West Palm Beach
720 8th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
1300 N Palafox Street, Suite 102, Pensacola, FL 32501
Follow up with Floridians For Honest Lending
Follow us for updates about the Homeowner Assistance Fund Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for updates at the bottom of this page.
Do you have a story you want to tell your legislators or the media about the Homeowner Assistance Fund? Click below:
Previous Press Coverage About The Homeowner Assistance Fund in Florida:
WPTV: $676 million now available to struggling Florida homeowners
WFLX: $676 million now available to struggling Florida homeowners
WPBF: New fund aims to help Florida’s most vulnerable homeowners
Palm Beach Post: Florida’s $676 million in mortgage relief: Lake Worth Beach woman never gave up on trying to save her home
Y100 Radio: Struggling Florida Homeowners Have Help Available They May Be Unaware Of
WESH: Florida homeowners assistance fund saves thousands of homes
WFTV: Having trouble keeping up with mortgage payments? This program could help you
Orlando Sentinel: Altamonte Springs homeowner faces foreclosure as state sits on $675 million in mortgage relief
WFTV: Florida Homeowners still waiting on COVID relief
WSVN: Homeowner assistance program put in place for homeowners who are financially struggling