LAKELAND, Fla. – Assistance is on the best way for landlords whose tenants haven’t paid hire due to COVID-19. Polk County simply received $9 million in federal cash to throw them a lifeline.
Many tenants have fallen behind on their hire as a result of they’ve misplaced their jobs or had their hours lower because of the pandemic.
In Polk County alone, an estimated 20,000 renters are in arrears. In consequence, life has been a wrestle for a lot of landlords as effectively.
“It places them in debt, and it places me in debt, as a result of in the event that they don’t have any monies from the rents, I don’t obtain any administration charges,” D.J. Delgado advised FOX 13.
Delgado, the proprietor of Bosun Properties in North Lakeland, manages near 170 rental items.
“It has been robust,” she advised FOX 13. “I’ve one landlord who just about needed to promote two of his properties to have the ability to survive.”
Beginning Wednesday, Polk County goes to start accepting purposes from landlords who’re owed again hire.
They are able to stand up to $7,000 in again hire for every tenant.
Nevertheless, the tenant has to offer paperwork documenting that they’re in monetary sizzling water due to COVID-19.
Purposes are going to open Wednesday, February 17, and shut on Monday, March 1.
“So it’s only going to be 11 days that it is going to be open,” warned Tamara West, Polk County’s Housing and Neighborhood Growth supervisor.
Purposes shall be reviewed on a first-come, first-served foundation.
Particulars are anticipated to be on the county’s web site, https://polk-county.net/, beginning Tuesday afternoon.