SANFORD, Fla. — Seminole County is making $1.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds available to help struggling homeowners during the coronavirus pandemic.
What do you want to know
- Seminole County has $1.6 million in mortgage relief
- Approximately 300 households will be able to receive subsidies
- Applicants face financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic
- Sanford has its own program, so its residents are not eligible
Funding is available for approximately 300 eligible households who have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic and are submitting applications using the county system Emergency Mortgage Application Portal. Grants can be used for mortgages and utilities, and the funds do not have to be repaid.
County leaders say they want to make applying for the funds as easy as possible, so they’ve opened an office in Sanford where homeowners can get help if they need it.
“We want to get the money through as quickly as possible because we know people are in trouble, and we don’t want to sit on federal dollars that can go into the community to help people,” Carrie Longsworth said. , Community Aid Division. Seminole County Executive.
Homeowners living in Sanford cannot apply for the financing through Seminole County because Sanford has a similar program.
Sanford owners must apply through the city.
The application portal will remain open until 500 applications have been submitted. Applicants who need assistance accessing a computer or scanning and uploading required documents can visit the Emergency Rental/Mortgage Application Assistance Center at 520 West Lake Mary Blvd. at Sanford Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.