Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Seminole County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Seminole County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is 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. 

For applicants needing assistance with computer access or scanning and uploading required documents, please visit the Emergency Rental/Mortgage Application Assistance Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m., at 520 West Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford. Appointments are preferred; please bring all required documents to complete the application. 

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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