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UPDATED - Polk County Re-Opens Rental Assistance

Posted By: Eric Garduño Advocacy News , Coronavirus (COVID-19) , COVID Rental Assistance ,

Rental Assistance Open for Only 3 Days at end of December

12/28/20 UPDATE:  Polk County has requested that landlords complete a Landlord Verification form for any resident who applies for this rental assistance.  A copy of the form is available below.

Polk County has recently directed additional funds to its Polk County CDBG Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program.  The program will provide up to 6 months of rent for eligible residents.  Residents will be able to apply during a short three-day window starting Tuesday, December 29, at 8AM through Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 5PM.  Applications will only be available online at www.polk-county.net.

To be eligible, residents’ current gross household income must be below 80% of area median income based on household size. Polk County anticipates there will be funding available for only 700 applicants.  They stress applicants should submit all required documents at time of application, including a W9 from their landlord.  If a landlord is uncomfortable providing residents a W9, they can fax it to 863-534-0349 or email it to HNDRequests@polk-county.net.  In your fax/email, please list the resident(s) the W9 is for.

Below are copies of one-pagers on the program in English and Spanish that you can provide to your residents.  If you or your residents have additional questions about the program, you call (863) 519-1000 from 9AM-4PM starting December 29 or email your questions to HNDRequests@polk-county.net.

POLK LANDLORD VERIFICATION FORM

POLK December 2020 Rental Assistance - English

POLK December 2020 Rental Assistance - Spanish