Mortgage and Rental Assistance

Mortgage Assistance

Homeowners affected by COVID-19 may apply for up to 10 months of assistance to pay delinquent mortgage payments, association dues and/or utility bills.  Eligible homeowners must have a current homestead exemption on homesteaded residences in eligible Broward cities, with a household income at or below 140% of the Area Median Income, and have been impacted by COVID-19. The application, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions are located at https://www.broward.org/housing/Pages/Default.aspx

Assistance is on a first-come, first qualified, first-served basis until available funds are expended.

Rental Assistance

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

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Broward County Commission has launched an Emergency Rental Assistance program for residents who have been impacted by Covid-19 and meet certain income requirements. This Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which provides the County with $53 million in U.S. Treasury Department funds, is different than previous programs offered, so even if renters were not qualified for, or elected not to participate in, other rental assistance programs, they should take a moment to review this new assistance.

ERAP provides up to 12 months of past-due rent and utility payments (back to March 13, 2020) for low-income rental households that have experienced financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, eligible households can receive up to three months of future payments if needed to ensure housing stability and if funds are available.

Tenants and landlords must work together to participate in the program, and funds will be paid directly to landlords/rental management companies and utility providers. 

The county has made various resources available to assist in the application process, including local intake centers where help is offered in person, as well as a call center staffed with multilingual English/Spanish/Haitian Creole professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Applications are now being accepted! 

Additional information is available at www.Broward.org/RentAssistance. To reach the call center, dial 888-692-7203.

Requirements include: 

  • Qualifying for unemployment
  • Experienced a reduction in household income or financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

For all guidelines and criteria to determine eligibility, visit

https://www.broward.org/cares/Pages/rentAssistance.aspx 

Beginning on Feb. 24, 2021, Broward County Family Success Division is accepting rental assistance applications for those impacted by COVID. This funding will be available to individuals/families earning no more than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) for Broward County. 

To apply, please contact your nearest Family Success Center:

  • Northwest Family Success Center, 10077 N.W. 29th St., Coral Springs, FL 33065. How to get there: Broward County Transit Bus Route 88 with a 1/3 mile walk. Contact: 954-357-5000; TTY: 800-955-8770
  • Annie L. Weaver Health Center and Family Success Center, 2011 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060. How to get there: Broward County Transit Bus Route 20. Contact: 954-357-5340; TTY: 800-955-8770.

Rental assistance may also be available to residents who have faced pressing financial needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the federal CARES Act. Apply and get more information at https://www.broward.org/cares/Pages/default.aspx