What Counts as a COVID-Related Financial Hardship?

You may have a COVID-related financial hardship if:

  • you or someone in your household was laid-off, furloughed, or had hours cut at work.
  • you or someone in your household had to work fewer hours or quit to stay home to care for a child because the child’s school or daycare shut down.
  • you or someone in your household incurred significant costs due to COVID-19, such as medical bills or funeral costs.
  • There may be other circumstances that count as well. Call 211 if you have questions about your eligibility.

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1. Do I still need to pay rent if there is an eviction moratorium?
2. What is the FERA Program?
3. Who is eligible?
4. Can I receive a check from this program?
5. How much assistance can I get?
6. How do I apply to the program?
7. What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?
8. What documents will I need?
9. What utilities can I get help with?
10. I don’t live in Lake County. Can I get assistance?
11. I own my mobile home but pay lot rent. Can I get assistance with the lot rent and utilities?
12. I own my home or pay a mortgage. Can I get assistance with my mortgage or utilities??
13. What Counts as a COVID-Related Financial Hardship?
14. What Counts as being “At Risk of Homelessness or Housing Instability”?
15. Do I have to be behind on my rent?
16. Can I get help with both my rent and utilities?
17. What happens after I apply?
18. Can I apply to every agency?
19. Will I receive assistance as long as I am eligible?
20. Do I need a formal rental agreement or lease to qualify for the program?
21. Can I apply if I’m renting a room?
22. Can I receive assistance if I am not listed on the utility bill?
23. Can I receive assistance if I have section 8 or other subsidized housing?
24. I received a referral from 211 and have not heard back from the agency yet.
25. Can I be eligible if I lost employment before COVID? The pandemic made it difficult to find employment.
26. I received assistance a few months ago and I need more help.
27. I’m homeless. Can I receive assistance?
28. I’m a landlord, am I eligible to apply for my units?