Programs 

Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The City of Deerfield Beach is accepting Rental and Utility Assistance applications to income eligible city residents affected by COVID-19 due to job loss or pay-cuts.

The program will provide up to $10,000 per household for past due rent and utility cost. The program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV)- $989,121 and State of Florida Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF)- $492,000.  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 US Department of Housing and Urban Development, see income chart below. 


Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

Maximum Income Per Household

$49,300

$56,350

$63,400

$70,400

$76,050

$81,700

Required documents include:

  • Notice of delinquency for 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
  • Proof of loss of income (due to COVID-19)
  • Hardship Letter (explaining loss of income due to COVID-19)
  • W-9 for Landlord
  • Recent utility bill (light, water and natural gas) showing past due amount

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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For additional information please contact Jonathan Salas in the Legislative and Community Affairs Department at (954)480-6420 or
 jsalas@deerfield-beach.com or Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, ext.113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org 

Home Buyer Purchase Assistance Program

The City of Deerfield Beach, through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides purchase assistance for very low to moderate income households for the purchase of properties in Deerfield Beach to occupy as their primary residence. Assistance is in the form of a 0% interest deferred second loan that reverts to a grant if all program conditions are met. This program is administered by the City of Deerfield Beach Legislative and Community Affairs a Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA).

Please see maximum household limits below:

Household Size

Extremely Low Income (0-30% AMI)

Very Low Income (31% - 50% AMI) 

Low Income (51% - 80% AMI)

1

$18,500

$30,800

$49,300

2

$21,150

$35,200

$56,350

3

$23,800

$39,600

$63,400

4

$26,500

$44,000

$70,400

5

$31,040

$47,550

$76,050

6

$35,580

$51,050

$81,700

7

$40,120

$54,600

$87,300

8

$44,660

$58,100

$92,950

*Income Limits Effective April 2021

  • Maximum amount of assistance is up to $50,000.
  • All properties must be located in the City of Deerfield Beach city limits.
  • All applicants must be pre-approved by a lender before an application will be accepted.
  • Applicants must have an executed real estate contract at the time of application submittal.
  • Eligible properties include single-family detached homes, condominiums, town homes and villas.
  • Applicants will be selected on a first-come, first qualified basis within the stated income groups when funding is available.
  • Eligible applicants will be selected in the order in which they have been Income Certified. Funds will only be reserved after an executed purchase contract is received.
  • Should your income change after you were determined income eligible and assistance has not been provided, your program eligibility will have to be recertified.
  • You may use any licensed real estate professional of your choice. We also recommend you seek competent legal advice.

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For more information please contact Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, extension 113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org

Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (funds are not currently available)
 

The City of Deerfield Beach, through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, provides home repair assistance to very low to moderate income owner occupied households in Deerfield Beach. The primary purpose of the program is to provide home repairs, weatherization, and energy efficiency repairs necessary to provide a safe environment. Assistance is in the form of a 0% interest deferred second loan that reverts to a grant if all program conditions are met. This program is administered by the City of Deerfield Beach Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.

 For more information please contact Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, extension 113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org

Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP)

The City received State funding from the Division of Emergency Management to mitigate State approved owner-occupied, single-family properties. The HMLP will provide qualified wind resistance construction and installations completed with strict compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Manufacturer’s Specification.

Examples of activities included are replacement of roof covering/re-roofing, installation of window and door opening protection, installation of hurricane strapping and application of secondary water barriers.

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For more information please contact Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449, extension 113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org

Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance Program

The program will provide a one-time grant of up to $5,000 in financial assistance to businesses to meet basic obligations, pay business lease or mortgage payments, utilities payments, monthly debt payments, business payroll, business inventory expenses to remain viable, and to encourage businesses to maintain their labor force.

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For more information please contact Gigi Chazu at 954-395-6051 or gchazu@deerfield-beach.com