City of Sunrise Offers Assistance Program for Mortgage, Rent, and/or Utility Payments

The City of Sunrise recognizes the financial hardships that residents have faced as a result of COVID-19 and has created the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program in support.

This program helps eligible City of Sunrise residents with mortgage, rent and/or utility payments and is funded by the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP).

Applicants must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, and meet other eligibility requirements. 50 applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Early applications will not be processed.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance is available as follows:


Temporary Rent and/or Utility Payments

The City will assist Sunrise residents with up to 3 months of rent and/or utility payments. Rental assistance will be provided up to $5,000. In addition, qualified applicants will be granted up to $1,000 of assistance for utility payments (water, gas and/or electric).  

Temporary Mortgage and/or Utility Payments

The City will assist Sunrise homeowners with up to 3 months of mortgage and/or utility payments. Mortgage assistance will be provided up to $5,000. In addition, qualified applicants will be granted up to $1,000 of assistance for utility payments (water, gas and/or electric).

For more information – including eligibility requirements and a downloadable application – visit https://sunrisefl.gov/covid19aid. Printed applications are available for pickup outside the City’s Community Development Department, located at 1601 NW 136th Avenue, Building A, Sunrise 33323. In addition, our Grants Administrator is available by phone and by email this weekend at (954) 572-2315 and Housing@sunrisefl.gov.

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