Hardship Info

These are trying times for all of us. Broward County is working night and day as we combat this coronavirus together as a community. Broward issued Emergency Order 20-03 which directs a Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home Policy. Broward has also issued Emergency Order 20-04 which provides clarifications on certain closures. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines to protect yourself and your loved ones. I know this is causing hardships for many in our community. The following is a list of updates and resources that I hope can assist you during this time.


REEMPLOYMENT (UNEMPLOYMENT) INSURANCE:
You can apply for reemployment assistance at floridajobs.org

SBA ECONOMIC INQUIRY LOAN:
Small businesses and non-profit organizations can apply for a low interest loan up to $2 million. Go to sba.gov. Emergency Interest Free Bridge Loan available until May 8th. ApplyFloridaDisasterLoan.org  Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey apply onlinehttps://floridadisaster.biz/.

MORTGAGE & RENTERS RELIEF:
Many mortgage lenders are willing to postpone mortgage payments during this crisis, without negative credit penalties. Foreclosures and evictions have been suspended for two months. Call your mortgage lender for more information. Contact your landlord if you are unable to pay your rent.

UTILITIES:
Comcast Internet Essential services are free to low-income families. Go tohttps://www.xfinity.com/prepare
AT&T is offering two months of free service for low-income families. Details at about.www.att.com
FPL has payment assistance programs. Information at https://www.fpl.com/help.html

FOOD PROGRAMS:
SNAP - myflorida.com/accessflorida.
FarmShare - https://www.farmshare.org/agencies
Summer BreakSpot - https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com
Feeding South Florida -feedingsouthflorida.org.
Broward Schools Food Programs: https://www.browardschools.com/coronavirus

SENIOR CITIZENS:
If you are currently not participating in a meal program and are experiencing a food shortage due to COVID-19, you can call the Elder Helpline at 954-745-9779 for assistance.

DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS:
Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE): http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/index.php 1-800-963-5337

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS (FDVA):
Veteran Clinical Contact Center 1-877-741-3400

COVID-19 CALL CENTER:
The COVID-19 Call Center954-357-9500 is taking calls from the public from 8AM to 8PM seven days per week.