Polk County offering assistance for renters during pandemic

Qualified renters who have lost a job or had an impact to their income due to COVID-19 may apply for rental assistance in Polk County.

Applicants must be residents in the county, have proof of job loss due to COVID-19, have a current lease, a social security card, birth certificate, and an income of 80 percent or below median level.

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Renters can begin applying Monday, April 13 by calling the Homeless Coalition of Polk County at 863-687-8386.

Applicants will be contacted at a first come, first serve basis.

If you feel sick:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions around the clock. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

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