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Financial Assistance

CARES Act Funding for Individuals and Families

Orange County’s CARES Act Funding for Individuals and Families will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 per household for residents affected by COVID-19.

Reemployment Assistance

State-run Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to residents who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Home and Utility

Eviction Diversion Program

Orange County’s Eviction Diversion Program has a total capacity of $20 million, and will provide up to $4,000 in past-due rent, paid to the landlord, for tenants/renters who are in imminent danger of eviction due to COVID-19.

Mortgage Relief

Homeowners with Federal or Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) backed mortgages may be able to request forbearance or mortgage relief at this time. Additionally, services may be available for homeowners to enter into Foreclosure Prevention Counseling with their service provider.

Landlord-Tenant Education Series

A series of videos and frequently asked housing questions have been created in partnership with the Community Legal Series of Mid-Florida to educate residents on housing rights and preventing evictions.

Housing Rights Webinar: COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

In commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Orange County Domestic Violence Commission and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will host a free webinar on October 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. for domestic violence survivors and entities serving this population. The following topics of discussion will be addressed:

  • COVID-19 and Domestic Violence
  • Housing rights of domestic violence survivors
  • Available legal services for survivors in Orange County
  • Law Enforcement engagement within domestic violence

Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosures and Eviction Relief

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order will allow landlords to move forward with the eviction filing process for non-payment of rent for evictions that are not COVID-19 related. However, the Executive Order does not allow the Writ of Possession can only occur after 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2020.

Orange County Utilities

Water service disconnections for nonpayment and late fees resumed September 28, 2020. If you have fallen behind on payments and need help bringing your account current, please call Orange County Utilities at 407-836-5515, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Social Services

Second Harvest Food Bank

Residents in need of food assistance can visit Second Harvest Food Bank’s online food locator to find a list of feeding partners near their residency.

OCPS Grab & Go Meals

Summer meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students and/or a parent or guardian can pick up breakfast and lunch at select OCPS sites across the County.

CareerSource of Central Florida (CSCF)

If your job has been impacted by COVID-19, contact CareerSource of Central Florida. In partnership with Orange County Florida Government, CareerSource has a program to connect you with the skills and/or training you need to land a career in key industries.

United Way 211

Residents impacted by COVID-19 can contact Heart of Florida United Way’s 2-1-1 service to be connected to critical health and social service resources in the community.

Seniors First and Meals on Wheels

Seniors First, Inc. is the largest social services organization in the region, providing direct service and programs to our community’s vulnerable elderly population.

Mental Health Assistance

Aspire Health Partners is offering a dedicated telephone line to assist residents with mental health concerns related to COVID-19. Residents can call the helpline to be connected with a caring mental health professional by calling 407-875-3700 X2.

Health Insurance

Residents who have lost their health insurance or have experienced a change in income within the last 60 days may be eligible to qualify for a special enrollment period through the federal ACA Marketplace.