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Alachua County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Begins Today

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) began taking applications today 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.

If you have questions regarding this application or need assistance, please call the Alachua County ERAP Helpline at 352-704-0301.

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