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Posted January 19, 2022 | 9:26 AM

Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Help Residents Impacted by COVID-19 Reaches Funding Limit

Program has approved funding for more than 13,000 applications

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2022) - Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa's R3 Emergency Rental Assistance Program has reached its current funding limit and is no longer accepting applications at this time.

Though the program has obligated all of its current funding, additional funding for the program is expected. Once funding is available, Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa will reopen the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and begin accepting applications again.

Residents in immediate financial need can seek assistance from the State of Florida's Our Florida Program for emergency rental assistance.

Completed R3 Emergency Rental Assistance Program applications that have been submitted are being processed and can continue to be tracked through the online portal. For questions about a submitted application, call (866) 375-9114 to speak with a Customer Service representative. The Customer Service line is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Since March 2021, Hillsborough County, in partnership with the City of Tampa, has worked with thousands of residents and landlords through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program utilizes federal funding to assist residents who are unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

At this time, the program has obligated more than $54 million in financial assistance to residents and landlords. The program has approved funding for more than 13,000 applications in Hillsborough County.

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