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Posted on: September 24, 2020

CARES Act Housing Assistance Grant Second Allocation Award and Application Deadline Extended

Sumter County received a housing assistance grant of $309,029 to assist homeowners and renters who have been affected by COVID-19. The funds were to be used to pay the past-due mortgage, rent, and utility payments. All payments are paid directly to the rental property owner, utility company, or mortgage holder on behalf of the approved applicant and are a one-time-only event. The application period has been extended through December 4, 2020. The county has already assisted thirty-five families and expended $98,009.06 of the funds. On September 22, 2020, the Board of Sumter County Commissioners approved an amendment to receive a second grant allocation of $103,875. All funds must be expended by December 30, 2020.

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