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Funds Available for Mortgage and Rental Assistance

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 11, 2021

Funds are still available to income-eligible residents for mortgage and rental assistance and emergency home repairs (i.e. roof, a/c, etc.), through the Citrus County’s Housing Services Division.

Funds Available for Mortgage and Rental Assistance

On January 5, 2021, Citrus County’s Board of County Commissioners allocated up to $300,000 in funds to assist those financially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Those eligible must be a resident of Citrus County; at or below 120 percent of area median income; and able to demonstrate assistance is required as a result of direct impacts from coronavirus.

Maximum Income Levels – 120% Area Medium Income Household Size (persons)

1 – $47,040          2 – $53,760          3 – $60,480          4 – $67,080          5 – $72,480          6 – $77,880

This program will not issue payments directly to applicants. Instead, payments will be sent directly to the vendors (ie: landlords, mortgage companies, contractors) that are willing to participate in this program and must be able to provide Citrus County with completed W-9s.

To qualify, applicants must be able to submit documents supporting income, need, and other assistance, including income verification documents such as

  • Completed Housing Intake Application
  • Photo ID for all adult household members (18 and over)
  • Birth certificates for children under the age of 18
  • Lease agreement
  • Mortgage statement/proof of homestead
  • Completed Self Certification of COVID-related hardship
  • Self-Certification of Income for ALL household members 18 years of age or older
  • Proof of income loss due to hardship as a result of COVID-19 (this may be a letter from your employer regarding reduction in wages or proof of application filed for unemployment).

Applications for assistance are available online at:!.php

Paper applications are available at the Citrus County Resource Center and all Citrus County libraries. Completed applications can be faxed to 352-527-7521 or delivered to the Citrus County Resource Center located at 2804 W Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461, between 9 am and 5 pm.    For more information, call 352-527-7520.


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