Funding for housing relief available

117960871_2804701479765997_2120137527300768546_nOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla., Aug. 17, 2020–Okaloosa County has received a distribution of $704,037 in Coronavirus Relief Funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

Residents impacted by the coronavirus who have experienced unemployment or reduced hours are eligible to receive:

  • Rent payments not to exceed 10 months, from March 1 to Dec. 30. Assistance can include late payments, late fees and charges, and future rent payments to prevent eviction.
  • Housing re-entry assistance, such as security deposits and utility deposits
  • Mortgage payments not to exceed 10 months, from March 1 to Dec. 30. Payments may include late payments, late fees and other related fees to prevent foreclosure.
  • Utility payments that include water, electricity, gas, internet, including late payments and late fees and charges to prevent a discontinuation of essential services.

Applications are being accepted now, submitted by mail, dropped off or emailed.

The application ends Dec. 1 or when all funds are expended, whichever happens first.

Mail or drop off applications at:

Okaloosa County Department of Growth Management
Attention: Housing Division
1250 N. Eglin Pkwy, Ste 301
Shalimar, FL 32579

Or email:

For questions, additional information or reasonable accommodation requests, contact Housing staff at

  • Abigail Santiago, Housing Specialist
  • Abra McGill, Grant and Housing Programs Coordinator

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