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Emergency Rental/Mortgage Application Assistance Center Now Open

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL- Members of the media joined Seminole County Chairman Lee Constantine and staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the County’s new Emergency Rental/Mortgage Application Assistance Center, a computer access point for individuals who are technology-burdened. The opening of the Application Assistance Center aligns with the opening of the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program. 

The center is located at 520 West Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 100, Sanford.

ABOUT THE EMERGENCY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

  • EMAP is subsidized through federal Community Development Block Grant – Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) funds in the amount of $1.6 million and allows eligible Seminole County residents to receive grants for expenses associated with mortgage and/or utility assistance after experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19. 
  • Funding will be available for approximately 300 households, and applicants are not required to pay back any funds received through the program.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • The online portal, available at SeminoleEMAP.com, will remain open from 10:00a.m. on July 12 until 500 applications are submitted. 
  • Completed applications will be considered in the order they were received. Assistance will be provided for past due unpaid mortgage and/or utility payments and one month prospective payments, pending need and funding availability. 
  • Homeowners who are considering applying for the program should gather documents now. Only completed applications will be considered; please note, a completed application does not guarantee assistance.
  • Required documents include:
    • Proof of identification for all household members;
    • Proof of qualifying COVID-19 impact;
    • Current mortgage statement and March 2020 mortgage statement;
    • Income documentation for the most recent 90 days; and
    • Asset documentation for the most recent 6 months.

MORE INFO:

  • To see eligibility requirements and to determine if a household meets income qualifications, visit SeminoleEMAP.com. 
  • Applicants may also receive more information by calling 407-665-0000 or emailing MortgageHelpLine@seminolecountyfl.gov.
  • Seminole County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program remains open, as well, find details at SeminoleERAP.com. 

FAST FACTS:

  • Of Seminole County’s 167,500 households, it is estimated that 45,000 are low/very low income households
  • Between CARES funding and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, 6,550 households have received financial assistance
  • CARES funded $19.5 million in rent, mortgage and utility payments for 5,303 Seminole County households
  • 1,255 low income households have received assistance under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program with rent and utility payments in the amount of $8,033,464
  • $4 million remaining to assist low income households with rental assistance
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