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RAPID RESPONSE EVICTION ASSISTANCE PROJECT (RREAP)

Have you received a 3 Day Notice or 30-day Notice for CARES ACT covered properties? Demand for rent from your Landlord? Have you been served with an eviction lawsuit? Do you need help understanding the eviction process?

To help individuals avoid homelessness due to the impending expiration of the State of Florida’s four-month moratorium on evictions, we are offering free legal services and rental assistance to eligible tenants in Palm Beach County. Through funding and support provided by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Rapid Response Eviction Assistance Project (RREAP) will assist individuals who have received a three-day notice or demand for rent from their landlord or 30-day Notice for CARES ACT covered properties, who have been served with an eviction lawsuit, or who need help understanding the eviction process.

What is the COVID-19 Rapid Response Eviction Assistance Program (RREAP)?

For many property owners and tenants, the COVID19 Pandemic has impacted the tenants’ ability to keep up with their rental payments and left some landlords without necessary income to sustain their investments. The COVID-19 Rapid Response Eviction Assistance Program (RREAP) is designed to respond to the housing crisis created by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The COVID-19 RREAP will help negotiate:

  • Rental payments
  • Payment plans
  • Temporary rent reductions
  • Deferred payments
  • Other creative solutions to prevent evictions based on a case by case basis.

In addition, Landlords are encouraged to refer your qualified tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep the lines of communication open

WAYS TO APPLY:

Apply online: www.legalaidpbc.org/evictionintake

Call toll free hotline – 1-800-403-9353 Ext. 328

Email us: Covid19Response@legalaidpbc.org

WHO QUALIFIES TO RECEIVE OUR SERVICES?

Tenants:

  • Must occupy a property located in Palm Beach County.
  • Facing a financial hardship as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Must meet income limits [see below]
  • Received a notice or a demand for rent (3-day Notice or 30-day Notice for CARES ACT covered properties (i.e. affordable housing, etc.))
  • Both landlord and tenant must be US Citizens or legal residents (Per CARES ACT regulations)
  • Must agree to put in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Income Eligibility Chart:

Tenant’s income must be under 140% of Area Median income, as outlined in the following chart:

Household / Family Size Income
1 $86,100
2 $98,420
3 $110,740
4 $122,920
5 $132,860
6 $142,660
7 $152,460
8 $162,260
9 $172,088
10 $181,922

If you would like more information regarding rental assistance under the CARES Act, please click HERE

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