updated June 12, 2021
RENTAL ASSISTANCE RELIEF
OUR Florida is Florida’s federally-funded emergency rental and utility assistance relief program to support residents and businesses as they continue to recover and rebuild.
You are eligible if you:
- Rent your home, apartment, or other residential dwelling in Florida.
- Earn an income at or below 80% of the area’s median income (AMI).
- Have qualified for unemployment, experienced a loss of income, incurred significant costs or faced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
- Are at risk of losing your home, experiencing housing instability or are living in unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
For more information and to apply visit https://www.ourflorida.com/
FHA BORROWER FORBEARANCE ASSISTANCE
If you or someone you know are one of the many FHA-borrowers in communities across the country having difficulty paying your mortgage due to the pandemic, we urge you to act now.
FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbearance is currently available to FHA-insured borrowers. Work with your mortgage servicer to get the help you need. Or, contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency to understand your optoins. Find out more at https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus/homeowners
211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect residents with resources for food, paying housing bills, mental health services and more. For assistance, dial 2-1-1, (561) 383-1112, or text your zip code to TXT211 (898211). Service is free and confidential. For more information, visit the 211 website: https://211palmbeach.org/
If you are unable to meet basic needs like housing, food and healthcare:
House of Hope: (772) 286-4673
Salvation Army: (772) 288-1471
SUMMER MEALS FOR CHILDREN
Martin County School District Food & Nutrition Services department will be offering a 5-day meal kit starting June 1, 2021 at the locations listed below. Meal kits will include 5 nutritious breakfasts and lunches.
3 site pickup locations
- JD Parker Elementary – 1010 SE 10th Street, Stuart, FL 34996
- Port Salerno Elementary – 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997
- Warfield Elementary – 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, FL 34956
Meal order forms must be filled out each week online: https://www.martinschools.org/Page/9711
EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
For more information visit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
COVID-19 Vaccines are free and offer protection against the virus.To find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you, visit Vaccines.gov.
Martin County’s Biz Hub designed to centralized business resources, announcements and highlights during COVID-19. https://bdbmc.org/covid-19-biz-hub/https-bdbmc-org-covid-19-biz-hub/
United Way of Martin County is compiling information regarding COVID-19 resources for education, financial stability and health.
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