Orange County (FL) Resident Resources For Those Affected By COVID-19
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For those of you living in Orange County who have been affected by COVID-19, housing-wise, job-wise, health-wise, etc., please refer to these resources below, from Orange County Government web site & specifically pertaining to COVID-19
Orange County’s CARES Act Funding for Individuals and Families will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 per household for residents affected by COVID-19.Resources:
Home and Utility
Orange County’s Eviction Diversion Program has a total capacity of $20 million, and will provide up to $4,000 in past-due rent, paid to the landlord, for tenants/renters who are in imminent danger of eviction due to COVID-19.Resources:
Homeowners with Federal or Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) backed mortgages may be able to request forbearance or mortgage relief at this time. Additionally, services may be available for homeowners to enter into Foreclosure Prevention Counseling with their service provider.Resources:
Landlord-Tenant Education Series
A series of videos and frequently asked housing questions have been created in partnership with the Community Legal Series of Mid-Florida to educate residents on housing rights and preventing evictions.Resources:
In commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Orange County Domestic Violence Commission and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will host a free webinar on October 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. for domestic violence survivors and entities serving this population. The following topics of discussion will be addressed:Resources:
- COVID-19 and Domestic Violence
- Housing rights of domestic violence survivors
- Available legal services for survivors in Orange County
- Law Enforcement engagement within domestic violence
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order will allow landlords to move forward with the eviction filing process for non-payment of rent for evictions that are not COVID-19 related. However, the Executive Order does not allow the Writ of Possession until after 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2020.
Water service disconnections for nonpayment and late fees resumed September 28, 2020. If you have fallen behind on payments and need help bringing your account current, please call Orange County Utilities at 407-836-5515, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Other Utility Providers:
Residents in need of food assistance can visit Second Harvest Food Bank’s online food locator to find a list of feeding partners near their residency.
Orange County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Department is offering a Curbside Meals Program for all children 18 and under. Curbside meals can be picked up at any OCPS school near your home.
CareerSource can help residents with the skills and re-training needed to acquire a career in key industries.
Residents impacted by COVID-19 can contact Heart of Florida United Way’s 2-1-1 service to be connected to critical health and social service resources in the community.
Seniors First, Inc. is the largest social services organization in the region, providing direct service and programs to our community’s vulnerable elderly population.
Aspire Health Partners is offering a dedicated telephone line to assist residents with mental health concerns related to COVID-19. Residents can call the helpline to be connected with a caring mental health professional by calling 407-875-3700 X2.
Residents who have lost their health insurance or have experienced a change in income within the last 60 days may be eligible to qualify for a special enrollment period through the federal ACA Marketplace.Resources:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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