Orange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program will be available to residents starting tomorrow, August 25, 2020. The online application portal will open at 9 a.m. and can be accessed at ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.

The income-based program will assist Orange County’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction due to Coronavirus and provides the property owner with an alternative to eviction. This is not a rental assistance program. Some important information about the program includes:

-Residents MUST be at least two months past due on rent.
-BOTH the landlord and tenant must agree to participate and meet the eligibility requirements
-Applicants MUST have proof of COVID-19 impact
-Funds are limited
-Application process is “First Come, First Ready.” So make sure to have ALL your documents in order.
Tenants will need to supply the following documents to be eligible:
-Orange County resident proof of ID; such as a driver’s license, passport, state ID or work ID
-Copy of lease
-Two bank statements or a card transaction or payroll pay card
-Proof of COVID-19 hardship documentation

Residents who are interested in applying for the Eviction Diversion program are encouraged to gather all required documents needed to apply and talk to their landlord, in preparation for the portal opening. For more information, visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion or call 3-1-1.