FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 5, 2020

Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for DFB Residents Impacted by COVID-19

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL On Monday, August 17, 2020, the City of Deerfield Beach will begin accepting Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Applications to income-eligible city residents affected by COVID-19 due to job loss or pay-cuts.

The program will provide a one-time payment of up to $5,000 per household for past due rental or mortgage and utility costs. The program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), $406,320, and State Housing Initiatives Partnership Coronavirus Relief Funds (SHIP-CRF), $307,500.  The one-time assistance will be in the form of a grant and does not require repayment.

The program is available to low to moderate-income residents that meet the income criteria as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. See income chart below.

Household Size123456
Maximum Income Per Household$49,950$57,050$64,200$71,300$77,050$82,750

The application will be available Monday, August 17, 2020, on the city’s website at http://www.deerfield-beach.com/1509/Programs. Required documents for applications include:

  • Notice of delinquency for mortgage or rent
  • Proof of I.D. or Valid Driver’s License
  • Two most current years signed Federal Income Tax Return or Transcript from the IRS
  • Proof of Income
  • Hardship Letter (explaining loss of income)
  • Proof of Property Ownership (for Mortgage Assistance)
  • W-9 for Mortgage Lender, Landlord and Utility Company
  • Recent utility bill (light, water, and natural gas)

For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at (954)480-6420 or Sscott@deerfield-beach.com, or Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, ext.113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org.