Purposes open up for Jacksonville’s unexpected emergency rental & utility aid application

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting up this week, suitable Duval County residents will be equipped to

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting up this week, suitable Duval County residents will be equipped to utilize for the city of Jacksonville’s Unexpected emergency Rental Support Application.

Applications opened at 8 a.m. Monday and will be acknowledged until eventually 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9. (See extra particulars on how to implement beneath.)

As of 4 p.m. Monday, 1,733 apps had been submitted and 3,110 applications had been in progress but had not been submitted.

By way of the application, nearly $29 million in federal cash will be distributed to Duval County inhabitants who have been unable to pay their hire or utilities after shedding earnings because of to the COVID-19.

In contrast to other applications, there is no set most dollar sum one person can get, but there are rigid requirements relating to who qualifies and who does not.


The rental help application is a partnership concerning the city, the United Way and JEA. The funds will be readily available to cover up to 12 months of rent and utility payments with the selection for an more a few months if identified needed to be certain housing stability. JEA and the United Way of Northeast Florida will administer the method, with JEA controlling $5 million and United Way distributing $23.8 million.

Colleen Rodriguez is the CEO of Jewish Family members and Local community Products and services, which is 1 of the city’s associates to enable men and women with the application method.

“It’s likely to make it possible for us to not only spend their existing lease, but we can enable them with earlier lease that is thanks and even some months likely ahead,” Rodriguez claimed.

Federal rules have to have qualifying people today and households to have an money that falls beneath 80% of the location median cash flow. The specifications are as follows:

House sizingComplete Earnings


Just one human being — $42,000

Two persons — $48,000

Three men and women — $54,000

Four people — $60,000

5 persons — $64,800

6 individuals — $69,600

Seven people — $74,400

8 individuals — $79,200

In addition to the cash flow prerequisite, applicants will have to fulfill the adhering to standards:

  • Reside in Duval County.

  • Give proof of hardship due to COVID-19, like verification of unemployment rewards, a reduction in cash flow or other fiscal issue that threatened the household’s ability to fork out hire when owing.

  • Supply a documented danger of housing instability or homelessness.

  • Be not able to access other payment guidance for the very same fees (ex: If hire assistance was obtained from an additional program for March-May perhaps, this system could not be utilised to pay back for rent for the duration of that timeframe nonetheless, it could protect other months).

You can only apply for the plan if your title is on the lease, and this details will be confirmed with the house owner or landlord.

“It’s also likely to be important that your landlord is in agreement and is seeking to do the job with you for the reason that, as you use, there will be some files wanted from your landlord, and then all payments will be manufactured immediately to the landlord — they will not be supplied to the individual,” Rodriguez explained.

Priority must be supplied to homes that have incomes at or down below 50% AMI or have a single or extra customers who have been unemployed for at least 90 days.

Citizens can apply online or in-particular person by appointment only beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 29.


The speediest and easiest way for tenants and landlords to apply is on the internet.

The on the internet software is out there by checking out https://www.coj.web/erap

Paper applications will be out there for pick up and fall off at the sites underneath. Confined in-particular person guidance is by appointment only.

Fall Off Only Web sites:

Catholic Charities – Jacksonville

40 East Adams Road, Suite 310 – 32202

Shorelines Emergency Aid Ministry

850 6th Avenue South, Suite 400 – 32250

City of Jacksonville Housing and Group Advancement Division

214 North Hogan Street, 7th Flooring – 32202

Decide Up, Drop Off, and In-Particular person Application Help Internet sites:

Jewish Loved ones & Community Expert services

6261 DuPont Station Court – 32217

Wealth Watchers

5310 Lenox Avenue, Suite 22 – 32205

Downtown Ecumenical Providers Council


215 North Ocean Road – 32202

For more facts, see the city’s FAQs (click below) or call 904-630-2489 (City).

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