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Lake County to extend Emergency Rental Assistance Program

RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2021

Tavares – Lake County has extended the deadline to apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.


Lake County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available for residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Primary residence must be in Lake County and applicants must be tenants
  • Rent must be past due, and applicants must provide documented financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • Total household income for calendar year 2020 must be at or below 80% of the area median income for Lake County, as follows:

Household Size

Qualifying Income


< $40,750


< $46,550


< $52,350


< $58,150


< $62,850


< $67,500


< $72,150


< $76,800


< $81,424


< $86,077

      To access the application, eligibility criteria and a list of required documentation, please visit https://lakecountyfl.gov/cares. For residents who require additional guidance with the application process, Lake County offers appointments for consultations. Residents may schedule a consultation by visiting https://bit.ly/3udLvft.


Lake County media contact:
Samantha Shylkofski
Lead Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603
[email protected]

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