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Webinar Recording and Materials - REACH Rental Assistance Program for Unincorporated Hillsborough

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

Webinar Recording and Materials - REACH Rental Assistance Program

On Thursday, November 19, BAAA hosted an informational webinar on the REACH rental assistance program available to residents in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace, and Plant City. The webinar featured Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the nonprofit Real Estate, Education, and Community Housing (REACH).  A recording of the webinar is available below.

Information on REACH Program Hillsborough from Russ Webb on Vimeo.

The REACH program can provide up to $7,500 in rental assistance covering a period of up to 5 months.  Applications may be submited through December 4, 2020, or until funding is exhausted.

To be eligible, a household will need to demonstrate a COVID-related impact and be at or below 80% of Area Median Income (see chart below).  Documentation of a COVID impact and other criteria will have to be provided. Landlords will need to provide W9s and a consent form to be part of the program.

80% AMI Chart

Household Size 1 Person  2 Person  3 Person  4 Person  5 person  6 Person  7 Person  8 Person
Low Income (80%)  $39,400 $45,000 $50,650 $60,750 $65,250 $69,750 $74,250 $78,736

To apply for assistance, please visit REACH’s website, www.reach4housing.org.  There is a red button in the upper right part of the website that will take you to program information with full eligibility criteria, and application materials for both residents and landlords. This page will also have a link to county property appraisers website that you can use to find out if your apartment/residence is located in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace, or Plant City. Landlords will need to provide a copy of their W9 and landlords who would prefer to provide their W9 forms directly to REACH may email them tohousing@reach4housing.org.  

Below is a flyer on the program you can provide to your residents.

REACH Program Flyer