$75M for Florida Rent and Mortgage Assistance Announced by DeSantis Today

July 17, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – $75,000,000 for rental and mortgage assistance. That’s the number Governeor DeSantis announced in Floirda housing assistance today.

DeSantis said, “Hundreds of thousands of Floridians who may have already had difficulty making ends meet, and are now suffering, even more, losing a job, not being able to find a job, having to figure out how to pay for child care while schools are in distance learning, this has been had a profound disruption to people’s lives, and we have the responsibility to help those in need, in this regard.”

DeSantis added, “Orange County will receive $7.26 million, Seminole County will get $1.1 million and Osceola will get $2.5 million.”

The amount of assistance coming to Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, and Pasco, wasn’t stated by Governor DeSantis today, but we will follow up on those numbers, and distribution methods as they are released.

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