CARES ACT — Coronavirus Relief Fund
Rent and Utilities Assistance Program
The CARES ACT - Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program provides one-time rental and utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only. Assistance will only be provided for past due rents and/or utilities due from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020.
The program is
to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
The County will utilize funds provided The CARES ACT- Coronavirus Relief Fund to support this program. The rules and regulations associated under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") will govern the use of the funds.
WARNING: Section 1001 of Title 19 of the U.S. code makes it a criminal offense to make willful false statements or misrepresentation to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within the jurisdiction. False information may result in civil liability, and/or in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, fine or imprisonment or both.
Individuals or households residing in Palm Beach County who meet the program criteria. You must be able to document that you were unable to pay your rent or utilities strictly due to temporary loss of income, reduction in hours, or employment are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only.
Please refer to FAQ and list of documents needed to SUBMIT an application. Applications must have supporting documentation attached to be eligible for CARES assistance.