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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for DFB Residents Impacted by COVID-19

On Monday, August 17, 2020, the City of Deerfield Beach will begin accepting Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Applications to income-eligible city residents affected by COVID-19 due to job loss or pay-cuts.

The program will provide a one-time payment of up to $5,000 per household for past due rental or mortgage and utility costs. The program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), $406,320, and State Housing Initiatives Partnership Coronavirus Relief Funds (SHIP-CRF), $307,500.  The one-time assistance will be in the form of a grant and does not require repayment. 

The program is available to low to moderate-income residents that meet the income criteria as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. See income chart below.

Household Size







Maximum Income Per Household







The application will be available Monday, August 17, 2020, on the city’s website at Required documents for applications include:

Notice of delinquency for mortgage or rent

Proof of I.D. or Valid Driver’s License

Two most current years signed Federal Income Tax Return or Transcript from the IRS

Proof of Income

Hardship Letter (explaining loss of income)

Proof of Property Ownership (for Mortgage Assistance)

W-9 for Mortgage Lender, Landlord and Utility Company

Recent utility bill (light, water, and natural gas)

For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at (954)480-6420 or, or Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, ext.113 or

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