Jacksonville’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program opens its portal today at 8 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville opens its application portal for Duval County residents needing emergency rental and utility assistance today at 8 AM.

Households negatively affected by COVID-19 can receive up to a year of past due rent and utility payments.

Residents must have an income that falls below 80% of the area median income with priority given to households with incomes at or below 50% of the area median income as well as those with one or more household members who have been unemployed for at least 90 days.

The income requirements:

One person at 50% AMI /$29,300; at 80% AMI/$46,850

Two people at 50% AMI /$33,450; at 80% AMI/$53,550

Three people at 50% AMI / $37,650; at 80% AMI/$60,250

Four people at 50% AMI /$41,800; at 80% AMI/$66,900

Five people at 50% AMI/$45,150; at 80% AMI/$72,300

Six people at 50% AMI/$48,500; at 80% AMI/$77,650

Seven people at 50% AMI/$51,850; at 80% AMI/$83,000

Eight people at 50% AMI / $55,200; at 80% AMI/$88,350

In addition to the income requirements, applicants must be residents obligated to pay rent in a residential dwelling in Duval County, inclusive of the Beaches and the Town of Baldwin.

Eligibility also includes those who demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability as well as those living in unsafe or unhealthy living conditions.

The online application can be found at https://www.coj.net/erap

The application portal will close to new applications Monday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m.

Lucia Viti

Lucia Viti

Lucia Viti is a seasoned journalist, photojournalist, and published author and works as a reporter for WOKV News. Lucia is a graduate of the University of West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism.

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