Palm Bay, FL – On September 17, 2020, the City of Palm Bay received an additional allocation of $225,515 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist qualified Palm Bay residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to unemployment or under-employment. Eligible uses for the funding include rental or mortgage payment assistance, utility payment assistance, security deposits, and utility deposits. Utility payment assistance can only be provided if coupled with rent or mortgage payment assistance.
Applications for assistance will reopen on Monday, October 5, 2020 and will remain open until all funding is expended. Applications must be complete. No incomplete applications will be considered. Eligible residents must be at or below 120% of the area median income and facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, such as unemployment or under-employment. Qualified applicants will be served on a first-come/first-eligible, first-served basis. Applications for assistance will be made available through the City of Palm Bay Housing & Community Development Division office located at Palm Bay City Hall Annex, 120 Malabar Road SE or by emailing HCDinfo@pbfl.org.
All funding must be expended by December 30, 2020 and will be administered by the City of Palm Bay’s Housing & Community Development Division. For questions or assistance with completing the application, please call (321) 726-5616. Visit www.palmbayflorida.org/housing for more information on available programs.