Orange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program became available to residents Tuesday August 25, 2020. The online application portal can be accessed at ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.
The $20 million program is funded by the Federal CARES Act monies allotted locally and the Florida Housing CARES Act – Coronavirus Relief Funds.
The income-based program will assist Orange County’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction due to Coronavirus and provides the property owner with an alternative to eviction. This is not a rental assistance program. Some important information about the program includes:
Residents MUST be at least two months past due on rent.
BOTH the landlord and tenant must agree to participate and meet the eligibility requirements
Applicants MUST have proof of COVID-19 impact
Funds are limited
Application process is “First Come, First Ready.” So make sure to have ALL your documents in order.
Tenants will need to supply the following documents to be eligible:
Orange County resident proof of ID; such as a driver’s license, passport, state ID or work ID
Copy of lease
Two bank statements or a card transaction or payroll pay card
Proof of COVID-19 hardship documentation
Residents who are interested in applying for the Eviction Diversion program are encouraged to gather all required documents needed to apply and talk to their landlord, in preparation for the portal opening. For more information, visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion or call 3-1-1.