Orange County Government Public Information Officer

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Continues to Support Orange County Residents

Orange County GovernmentOrange County, Fla. – Since the launch of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Orange County has distributed more than $30 million in federal funds to keep residents in their homes. The County will continue to provide rental assistance to tenants and landlords with the opening of phase two on Saturday October 8, 2022, beginning at 8 a.m.

The income-based program is designed to assist Orange County residents by providing assistance to households who are experiencing financial hardship during or due to COVID-19. The program will distribute more than $13 million in federal funds to assist eligible Orange County residents. The key differences in phase two include:

  • Residents are eligible for up to 18 months assistance inclusive of 15 months allowed in phase one of all federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
  • ERA2 gives priority to households with minor children, first time applicants or applicants who have received less than 10 months on rental assistance, in addition to priorities from ERA1
  • Residents experiencing a financial hardship during COVID are eligible even if it is not due to COVID which was an ERA1 requirement

For more information on eligibility, required documents or to apply for the program, visit

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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