COVID-19 & Housing Resources

Check back often for new information. Questions, suggestions, requests for custom data or maps? E-mail us at fhdc-comments@shimberg.ufl.edu.

IMPORTANT: On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent. The moratorium has been extended to June 30, 2021. Learn more:

Homeowners with mortgages backed by the FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac also may be eligible for mortgage forbearance, depending on the loan type. If your loan is backed by HUD/FHA, USDA, or VA, the deadline for requesting a forbearance is June 30, 2021. See explainer from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The state recently launched its Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance (OUR) Florida Program with financial assistance for renters and landlords to address past-due utility or rent notices, eviction notices, or risk of non-payment of next month's rent.

Residents of any Florida city or county can apply through the OUR Florida Program, even if local jurisdictions have their own rental relief programs, as long as they have not already received assistance for the same rent or utility payments. See the program's FAQs for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Visit OUR Florida's program website or call directly at 833-493-0594 for further details on eligibility and application requirements.

Local Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP) - Resources

Legal Assistance - Resources

Data

Our new COVID-19 Data Application provides county and state level data on the following indicators. Click the table name below for Florida statewide data, choose counties here or view data on a map.

Maps

Map of COVID-19 Data Application (population, workforce, congregate facilities)

Where Employees Live and Work

Florida's workforce has been hard hit by job losses in the accommodation and food services, arts/entertainment/recreation, and retail industries, while health care and social assistance workers are central to the response to the pandemic. These maps show neighborhood concentrations of jobs in these industries by workplace locations and employees’ home locations. Click any Census tract to see the total number of jobs by business and by workers’ home locations. Rent data is also provided to flag areas where workers may be struggling with high housing costs.

Media

Other Resources