Relief is on the way for those who won’t be able to pay rent or utility fees because of the pandemic.
Lee County commissioners are looking to get renters more money through the Lee CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Through January, the county distributed more than $60 million in aid during the pandemic.
The county has received more than $23 million to help renters through this program, which will be used to pay their bills. Lee County will pay up to six months of past-due rent and utilities and three months of prospective payments for qualified households, plus ongoing payment of future rent, as permitted.
The application portal reopened Monday for applications.