Wellington Offers Rent, Utility Help

Wellington’s Planning & Zoning Department began accepting applications March 15 for the Temporary COVID-19 Rental and Utility Assistance Program through its online application portal.

This temporary program funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CDBG’s Cares Act provides a one-time rental and utility assistance to low and moderate-income Wellington residents who have experienced a loss of income, reduction in hours or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance is on a “first-eligible, first-served” basis.

This temporary assistance program will provide a maximum of $5,000 per household for rental assistance and/or $500 for utility assistance.

Those interested in the program may review specific eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions and access the online application by visiting www.wellingtonfl.gov/communityassistance. For questions about the program, e-mail grants@wellingtonfl.gov.

The village thanks the Wellington Community Foundation for funding the utility (water and sewer) portion of the assistance program. The foundation’s contributions will help keep the water on for those struggling through the pandemic.