Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Orange County's COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program extended through January

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 12:07 PM

  • Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Orange County government has extended the deadline for its COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program into early 2021.

Orange County tenants now have until Jan. 29 to apply for up to $4,000 in rent assistance. These funds are paid to the tenant's landlord.

This program was launched last summer using federal CARES Act funds to provide some measure of rent relief to Orange County residents and renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Applicants must be at least two months behind on their rent at the time of applying, and there is no income cap for this program. Landlords must agree to participate in the application process and fill out some paperwork as well.

More information and applications to register for the program are available through the Orange County CARES Act site.

Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 13, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation