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The Rental Deposit Assistance Program provides funding up to $1,700 to pay rental security and utility deposits on behalf of eligible very low income persons and/or households within Alachua County.
Eligible utility deposits include only provider-mandated deposits for water, sewer, electricity, and gas. Rental Deposit funds may also be used to pay project delivery costs associated with strategy implementation such as inspection fees to ensure the unit meets Section 8 Housing Quality Standards.
At this time, no orientation sessions will be held and applications are no longer being accepted for the SHIP Rental Deposit Program until new funding is available sometime in Fall 2016.
Eligible applicants will be approved for assistance subject to funding availability on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis using the following criteria:
Very low income households will be served.
Eligible deposits include only provider-mandated deposits for water, sewer, electricity, and gas.
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