Thursday, October 8, 2009

Florida gets federal housing assistance

More than $65 million in stimulus funds is available for housing assistance throughout Florida, state officials announced Tuesday as they attempt to make sure the funds get spent.

The housing assistance grants will be available to individuals and families who are homeless or about to lose their housing because of eviction or foreclosure. There is an income eligibility requirement with housing aid restricted to households with incomes below 50 percent of an area’s median income.

“In a state with one of the highest home foreclosure rates and one of the highest unemployment rates, families will get the critical and immediate help they need to keep their families safe and together in a home,” says Secretary George Sheldon of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

For more information on the program, visit the Florida Department of Children and Families at:

The $65 million will be distributed through local organizations. For the name of the organization in your area, download the list issued by the state (Word doc).

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