Emergency Rental Assistance & Foreclosure Mediation Programs

Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance

With the CDC Eviction Moratorium set to expire at the end of the month, Orange County has introduced new assistance programs to help vulnerable tenants in our community.

Orange County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, an income-based program aimed at helping tenants who are past-due in rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, would cover a tenant’s documented past-due rent for the time period beginning on April 1st, 2020 to present, and may provide one month’s future rent. Payments would not exceed 12 months of past-due rent or $20,000 and cannot be combined with any additional rental assistance received by the tenant or landlord. As of July 9th, 2021, a total of 755 applications and $4M in assistance has been approved by the Comptroller’s Office through this program. Only residents of Orange County not living within the city limits of Orlando are eligible for this program. For qualification and how to apply, please visit the Orange County Rental Assistance website.

For residents in Orlando, the city has formed the Rental Assistance Program. Households within the Orlando city limits with incomes below 80% of the area median income are eligible to apply for up to 12 months of unpaid rent. To apply, please visit the City of Orlando website.

CARES Assistance for Orange County Homeowners

Orange County residents that might be involved in a foreclosure proceeding may be eligible to participate in a Foreclosure Mediation Program at no cost and possibly receive free legal assistance from the Legal Aid society regarding foreclosure, bankruptcy or consumer law. Click here for more information.

OUR Florida - Helping Floridians Get Back on Their Feet

Do you rent your home? Did you lose your job or wages due to the COVID-19 public health emergency? Are you behind on your rent or facing eviction? Have you received a past due notice or shutoff notice from your utility provider?

You may be eligible for help with rent and utilities.
OUR Florida – Florida’s federally funded emergency rental assistance program -- provides renters who qualify with relief on unpaid bills.
To learn more and start your application, visit