Sarasota County Has Money for Renters, Behind on Their Rent
Help for Sarasota County renters is Here… from a federal program
Sarasota County has received $13 million from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance program to help households unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.
Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional three months if the grantee determines the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and the funds are available.
You will need to income qualify…
Renting households at or below 80% area median income (AMI) facing homelessness or housing instability due to inability to pay rent and/or utilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such households must be able to demonstrate the impact of COVID-19. Income eligibility depends on how big the household is -- $42,850 for a single person; $61,200 for a family of four.
·Priority will be given to households that fall under one or both of the following:
1.Household income below 50% of AMI.
2.One or more people in the household are unemployed and have not been employed for the last 90 days prior to application.
·Rental assistance provided to an eligible household should not be duplicative of any other federally funded rental assistance provided to such household.
More information on the Sarasota County program can be found online.here:
Further Information can also be found on the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program website: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/emergency-rental-assistance-program