Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Seminole County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program


The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. No. 116-260) established the $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The funding provided by the ERA program will assist eligible households that have difficulty making timely payments of rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seminole County has received $14.2 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury intended to provide rental assistance to eligible households negatively impacted due to COVID-19, and the resulting economic environment. Funds should be used to cover the financial obligation of rent and/or utilities. This County-wide program covers unincorporated areas and all municipalities and will remain open as long as funds are available.

Step 1: Check for Eligibility

Read the Frequently Asked Questions and review all required documents and eligibility criteria to ensure you qualify for this program. Do not start the application if you do not have all your required documents.

Step 2: Complete the Application

Complete the online application form through the Portal. Applicants are required to affirm and upload relevant documents to be considered for Seminole County’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program.

Step 3: Application Review

Seminole County Government will evaluate the applicant’s documents for eligibility. Applications will be automatically rejected if documents are missing, falsified or illegible.

Step 4: Notice to Applicant

Applicants will be notified of their status once their application has been reviewed.

Step 5: Processing and Distribution

Accepted applications will be processed for direct payment via check through the mail to the vendor.


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