City of Orlando Rental Assistance Program

The City of Orlando, in partnership with Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is launching a Rental Assistance Program for residents that will provide grants of up to $10,000 in rental assistance per household and cover rent payments not made between March 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020.

The Requests for Applications portal for this program went live on the United Way website on Wednesday, September 9 at 8 a.m.

Eligibility requirements for assistance include:

  • Applicants must be a City of Orlando resident
  • Applicants must be at least one month past due on rent payments between March 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020
  • Applicants must have proof of financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Applicants’ current household income cannot exceed 120% of Orange County’s Average Median Income ($87,240 for a family of four)

The city is funding this program with $1,532,608 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) received from the State of Florida CARES Act and anticipates being able to assist an estimated 300 households with the available funding.

To maintain equity and provide a transparent process, applications will be processed by HFUW on a first-come first-served basis based upon the date a fully complete application is received and approved.

For additional information on this program and other assistance that may be available to you, please visit this website: