County Council Designates $8 Million For COVID-19 Assistance

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DeLand, FL - Volusia County residents now have another resource for mortgage, rent and food assistance. The Volusia County Council designated $5 million today (May 19) for emergency rent and mortgage assistance and another $3 million for food aid.

There is an eligibility criteria: your rent or mortgage must have been current as of March 13, 2020 and your residence must be in Volusia County and the primary residence. There is an income requirement, for families of up to four people, the household income must be no more than $77,880 to qualify. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are approved for the grant, the money will be paid directly to your landlord or mortgage holder.  If you qualify, you're eligible for up to $1,500 for a maximum of three months.

 Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and can be obtained by calling the Volusia County Department of Community Services at 386-736-5955.

Non-profit agencies are being stretched to meet the  need for food supplies for area residents. The county agreed today to provide $3 million in relief funds for food aid as part of a new Feed A Family grant program. The county will contract with Food Brings Hope, The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties and Halifax Urban Ministries to purchase and distribute the food.

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