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DeSantis approves $75 million in relief money for homeowners and renters

July 18, 2020 -

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to Covid-19. Through the CARES act, DeSantis made available $250 million, of which $120 million will be sent to local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance programs. The $75 million is the first release of the funding to local governments. Pinellas County's allocation will be just over $3.1 million. 


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