By Selene Raj
In May, the Tamarac City Commission unanimously voted in favor of moving $250,000 from the city’s general fund reserves to a residential assistance program to help residents financially impacted by Covid-19.
Now, in the second week of October, the city is on its fourth round of assisting residents, with the help of a consultant, Civtas, LLC.
Applicants must be Tamarac residents who can document income hardships due to Covid-19 and must belong to households that do not exceed 120 percent of the area median income.
If they qualify, residents can receive up to $5,000 to help with eligible expenses such as mortgage payments, rent, and utilities such as light, water, and natural gas.
Tamarac city staff is still processing the second and third rounds of applications. The fourth round will open up beginning Tuesday, October 13, and be processed on a first-come, first-ready, first-serve basis, and will remain open until funds are expended.
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- Selene Raj is a writer and a Florida International University graduate. Born in Trinidad and raised in America, she completed her Master's in Mass Communications in 2020, and has been living in Coral Springs since 2004. She is passionate about the communities she lives and works in and loves reporting and sharing stories that are as complex and meaningful as the people who live in them.
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