OUR Fla.: 201.1K Families Helped, $1.09B Promised

The program says the aid covers applications since May 10, 2021. It approved $22.9M so far this month to help 4,219 families pay for rent and/or utilities.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From March 10 through March 17, OUR Florida says it approved 4,219 applications and obligated more than $22 million in relief to families behind on rent and utilities payments.

Since inception on May 10, 2021, OUR Florida says it has obligated to pay out more than $1.09 billion to more than 201,100 households across Florida. The program received an additional $740.4 million in February, part of the federal Emergency Rental Assistance funded by the U.S. Treasury.

“We are privileged to partner with Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) for OUR Florida because we know that every check delivered gives recipients peace of mind during uncertain times,” says Mark Misczak, COO of Tidal Basin Group, which manages program delivery for OUR Florida.

OUR Florida provides Opportunities for Utilities and Rental (OUR) assistance to Florida families and businesses. Property owners who receive relief on behalf of their tenants can recover their losses.

Floridians who rent the home, apartment or other dwelling where they live can apply for relief through OUR Florida. To be eligible, renters must be low income or unemployed, experienced a loss of income or financial hardship during the last year, and behind on rent or utility payments or at risk of falling behind.

To learn more, visit OURFlorida.com. For additional assistance, applicants can call (833) 493-0594, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

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