Tallahassee, FL -- From March 24 through March 30, OUR Florida approved 4,462 applications and obligated more than $28 million in relief to families behind on rent and utilities payments.
More than $1.15 billion has been obligated to 211,667 households across Florida since the program launched May 10, 2021.
“OUR Florida remains committed to providing opportunities for Florida families to get back on track with relief on past due rent and utilities payments,” said Melissa Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer of Tidal Basin Group, which manages program delivery of OUR Florida. "Through our partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, we're helping eligible applicants stay in their homes."
OUR Florida provides Opportunities for Utilities and Rental assistance to Florida families and businesses. Families who receive rent and utilities payments through OUR Florida can focus on getting back on track. Property owners who receive relief on behalf of their tenants are able to recover their losses.
Floridians who rent the home, apartment, or other dwelling where they live can apply for relief through OUR Florida. To be eligible for benefits, renters must be low income or unemployed, experienced a loss of income or financial hardship during the last year, and behind on rent or utility payments, or at risk of falling behind.
To learn more, visit OURFlorida.com. For additional assistance, applicants can call 1-833-493-0594, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.