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Alachua County announces Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will begin taking applications this Monday at 12 p.m. (noon).

ERAP is a Federal Grant intended to assist households who cannot pay or are having difficulty paying rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can assist eligible households with the payment of late rent and/or utilities and may also assist with rent payment in advance. Payments will generally be made only to landlords/property managers and/or utility companies, not the households themselves. Alachua County is distributing over $8 million in ERAP funds. Each household is limited to a maximum of $15,000 in assistance.

The application link will go live at 12 p.m. (noon) and be available on the County website and Facebook page at that time.

We recommend that those interested in applying click on the link below and read the Program Information page and the FAQ page. This will allow you to be prepared with what you need to expedite the application process next week.

Click to visit the Program Information page.