PALM BAY ― On August 6, Palm Bay City Council voted to accept an additional allocation of $342,255 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist qualified residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible uses for the funding include rental and mortgage payment assistance and related counseling, utility payment assistance, emergency repairs, and housing rehabilitation.

Applications for assistance will be accepted from August 10 through August 28, 2020 or until all funding is expended. 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-served basis.

Applications for assistance will be made available through the City of Palm Bay Housing & Community Development Division office located at 120 Malabar Road SE, by calling (321) 726-5633 or by emailing hcdinfo@palmbayflorida.org.

Paper applications will be available at the following locations:

Palm Bay City Hall - 120 Malabar Road SE

Evans Center - 1363 Florida Avenue NE

Franklin T. Degroodt Public Library - 6475 Minton Road SE

Palm Bay Public Library - 1520 Port Malabar Boulevard NE

All funding must be expended by December 30, 2020 and will be administered by the City of Palm Bay's Housing & Community Development Division.

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