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COVID-Related Housing Assistance & Residents Resources Available

St. Petersburg, FL (June 12, 2020) – The City of St. Petersburg has introduced COVID-related assistance programs geared towards residents as part of the latest toolkit in the Restart St. Pete series: Resources for Residents. The City has set aside funding to create programs and partner with local organizations to help residents get back on their feet.

As part of the toolkit, the Mortgage Payment Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $8,000 to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19 and have fallen past due with mortgage and utility payments and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income. The application and more information can be found at stpete.org/MortgageAssistance.

Renters whose incomes have been affected by COVID-19 can receive assistance on rent and utilities through local non-profit organizations that the City has partnered with. More information can be found at stpete.org/RentAssistance.

Other resources in the toolkit include childcare and summer camps, food resources and the Fighting Chance Fund, a resident and business grant program.  

Any additional programs and resources will be added to the toolkit as they become available. Updates and more information can be found at RestartStPete.com.

About Restart St. Pete:

COVID-19 has taken an unprecedented toll on our residents, commerce and activity in the City of St. Petersburg. While COVID-19 continues to pose a threat, early actions and social distancing have helped to mitigate the worst of this public health crisis locally.

Restart St. Pete is a resource aiming to provide residents, businesses and visitors with the most recent and relevant information related to St. Pete’s restart. More info at restartstpete.com.

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