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Tamarac Receives Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds to Assist Residents

The City of Tamarac has received $255,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), which was created by the state legislature in 1980 to assist in providing a range of affordable housing opportunities for Florida residents. Tamarac is also slated to receive a second distribution after October 15, 2020.

The program is designed to assist residents who have been impacted by the Coronavirus and have suffered either a loss of income or significant reduction in income. Recipients of these grants may receive up to three months of assistance up to a maximum of $5000.

What Types of Assistance Are Available?

  • Mortgage assistance – including late payments, late fees, PITI, HOA dues, condominium fees and other related fees that can help prevent foreclosure
  • Rental assistance – including late payments, late fees and charges, and future rent payments to help prevent eviction
  • Re-entry/Eviction Prevention – including security and utility deposits
  • Utility – including payments for water, electricity, and gas; late payments, fees, and charges to prevent the discontinuation of essential services

What Is the Application Period?

The application period begins at 10:00 am on August 31, 2020 and ends at 5:00 pm on September 4, 2020

How Can I Apply?

Applications can be submitted:

  • Via the City website
  • By Mail*
  • Dropped off at City Hall*

*Applications must still be downloaded from the website

Submit paper applications to:

Attention: Housing Division
7525 NW 88th Ave
Tamarac, FL 33321

Key Program Requirements

  • Verifiable and documented income hardship; household income must not exceed 120% of the Area Median Income as follows:

  • Housing unit must be located within the City of Tamarac
  • Completed application
  • Utility bill(s) must be in the name of the applicant or an adult member of the household
  • For mortgage assistance, the home must be (1) homesteaded and (2) the primary residence of the owner
  • Eligible housing units are single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments
  • Mobile homes are not eligible for this program
  • Residents with federally insured mortgages or subsidized rents are not eligible to participate in this program

How Are Recipients Chosen?

Applications will be processed on a “First Come, First Ready, First Served” basis

Who Receives the Money?

Checks will be issued directly to the landlord, mortgage lender and/or utility provider

Do I Have to Pay This Money Back?

No; this is a grant

Where Can I Learn More?

If you have questions, need additional information, or have a reasonable accommodation request, contact the Housing Division at 954-597-3549.

Click here to view/download Frequently Asked Questions/Guidelines

Click here to view/download Program Document List

For a full program description, visit https://tamarac.org/367/Housing-Administration

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