Orange County Offering Eviction Diversion Program
Orange County renters who are in jeopardy of being evicted could receive help from $20 million of coronavirus relief funding through the county’s Eviction Diversion Program.
The county will provide up to $4,000 to assist the tenant. If more is owed the landlord must waive that amount and not seek eviction through December of this year.
The Orange County Bar will be administering the online program, and there is legal help through Community Legal Services Mid Florida.
"Our role is to represent tenants. We do have some income qualification restrictions, so it's really the poorest of the poor.'' CEO of Community Legal Services Mid Florida Jeff Harvey said.