ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you're a homeowner and haven't been able to pay your mortgage, insurance or utilities, there's still money available through the Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund.
If you've had a hardship throughout the pandemic, you can apply here. Priority is given to those with the lowest incomes. The goal is to prevent residents from becoming delinquent and to help them stay in their homes.
So far, the Department of Economic Opportunity has given out about $20 million of the $676 million in relief from the American Rescue Plan.
Here's a look at Florida's plan. According to the report, nearly 5 percent of the state's more than 928,000 active mortgage loans are in forbearance.