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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Financial Assistance

CARES Act Funding for Individuals and Families

Orange County’s CARES Act Funding for Individuals and Families will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 per household for residents affected by COVID-19.

Reemployment Assistance

State-run Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to residents who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Home and Utility

Eviction Protections and Housing Assistance

In order to help residents navigate tenant rights, evictions and other housing assistance information for COVID-19, Orange County Government has put together some answers to frequently asked question on these topics.

Landlord-Tenant Education Series

A series of videos have been created in partnership with the Community Legal Series of Mid-Florida to educate residents on housing rights and preventing evictions.

Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosures and Eviction Relief

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order will allow landlords to move forward with the eviction filing process for non-payment of rent for evictions that are not COVID-19 related. However, the Executive Order does not allow the Writ of Possession can only occur after 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2020.

Orange County Utilities

Orange County Utilities has temporarily suspended late payment fees for residential water and wastewater customers, as well as disconnections for nonpayment. Additionally, garbage, recycling, yard waste and large item collections will continue their regular schedules.

Social Services

Second Harvest Food Bank

Residents in need of food assistance can visit Second Harvest Food Bank’s online food locator to find a list of feeding partners near their residency.

OCPS Grab & Go Meals

Summer meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students and/or a parent or guardian can pick up breakfast and lunch at select OCPS sites across the County.

CareerSource of Central Florida

CareerSource can help residents with the skills and re-training needed to acquire a career in key industries.

United Way 211

Residents impacted by COVID-19 can contact Heart of Florida United Way’s 2-1-1 service to be connected to critical health and social service resources in the community.

Seniors First and Meals on Wheels

Seniors First, Inc. is the largest social services organization in the region, providing direct service and programs to our community’s vulnerable elderly population.

Mental Health Assistance

Aspire Health Partners is offering a dedicated telephone line to assist residents with mental health concerns related to COVID-19. Residents can call the helpline to be connected with a caring mental health professional by calling 407-875-3700 X2.

Health Insurance

Residents who have lost their health insurance or have experienced a change in income within the last 60 days may be eligible to qualify for a special enrollment period through the federal ACA Marketplace.