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More Than $2M In COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Still Available In Jacksonville

A home on Jacksonville's Southside is pictured for sale.
Bill Bortzfield
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WJCT News
A home on Jacksonville's Southside is pictured for sale.

More than $2 million in federal funds are still available to people in Jacksonville who need help paying for their mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will cover up to six months of delinquent mortgage payments or $7,500, whichever is less. Payments are made directly to the mortgage company.

To qualify for aid, you must be the owner and occupant of the property.

Additionally, federal guidelines require individuals and families to have an income that falls below 80% of the area’s median income to qualify:

Household size                Total Income

One person                       $42,000

Two people                       $48,000

Three people                    $54,000

Four people                       $60,000

Five people                       $64,800

Six people                         $69,600

Seven people                   $74,400

Eight people                      $79,200

On top of those income prerequisites, applicants will have to provide proof of delinquency and a W-9 form from their lender.

Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who meet all of the eligibility requirements.

To participate in the program, applicants have to create a MyJax account at MyJax.custhelp.com. Applicants are required to submit a completed application and all required documents through their MyJax account.

For more information call 904-630-2489.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.