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COVID-19 Assistance Resource Center

(updated: 3/23/20 @3:15PM)

Assistance Programs

Orange County, FL COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program: ocfl.net/coronavirus

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program – Because of the hardship in our community, we are offering a COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program to help those who reside in Orange County. This is a one-time benefit for one month’s rent assistance for Orange County residents only. Orange County Government has established a Crisis Assistance Hotline at 407-836-6500. Hours, criteria, and additional information can be found in the Resident Recourses tab on ocfl.net/coronavirus. Appointments will not be given to Orange County residents who are receiving payment from their employer. You MUST call for an appointment. ocfl.net/coronavirus

211 – If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other services, use the search bar to find your local 211 or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. http://www.211.org/services/covid19

United Way COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund – To support this rapidly escalating need, United Way Worldwide has created the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Our Fund supports communities struggling in the wake of the new virus, by supporting local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis. Every year, 211 specialists answer 12 million requests by phone, text, chat and email to connect people with disaster, food, housing, utility, health care resources and more. There is no other network in the country with a similar pulse on America’s needs. https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program – Short-term, interest-free working capital loans which are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major disaster hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources. The program provides a short-term loan of State of Florida public funding. It is not a grant and must be repaid. https://floridadisasterloan.org/

SBA Disaster Assistance – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Businesses can apply for loans online through a 3-step loan process. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Your loan amount will be based on your actual economic injury and your company’s financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program – The United States Bartenders Guild’s National Charity Foundation has launched a program for bartenders in need of assistance during the coronavirus outbreak. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is meant to aid service industry personnel experiencing financial difficulties as a direct result of the outbreak. Eligible applicants can receive a grant, in undisclosed sums, to help pay their bills. https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

Government Links: Federal, State, County and City

United States Department of Labor

Florida Department of Labor/Jobs

FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HERE: https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX

Florida Department of Health

Orange County Government COVID-19 Update Page

City of Orlando COVID-19 Update Page

Seminole County Government COVID-19 Update Page

Osceola County Government COVID-19 Update Page

Lake County Government COVID-19 Update Page