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Jacksonville Utility Relief Program Ends With 10K Cards Distributed

JEA's Downtown headquarters building is pictured behind Jacksonville's City Hall.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS
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JEA's Downtown headquarters building is pictured behind Jacksonville's City Hall.

People facing eviction can’t be tossed out of their homes until August 1 thanks to a statewide moratorium on evictions. But JEA customers who are behind on their bills could see their electricity and water turned-off starting Thursday, July 9.

For those who hoped to get some financial assistance from the city of Jacksonville to help them pay their overdue bills, the COVID-19 Utility Relief Program issued its last $200 debit card Monday morning.

Ten thousand of the utility relief prepard cards have been claimed.

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The city began accepting applications for the prepaid cards on Thursday, July 2.

People who still need help paying their bills are urged to contact JEA online at jea.com/assistance or by phone at 904-665-6000.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.