Rental and Utility Assistance

Rental and Utility Assistance Information

The online application portal is now open.

This Temporary Rental and Utility program funded by the Community Development Block (CDBG) and CDBG’s Cares Act provides assistance to low and moderate-income Village of Wellington residents. The program’s purpose is to assist residents with a one-time rental and utility assistance who have experienced the loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on a "first-eligible, first-served" basis.

The Village extends its gratitude to the Wellington Community Foundation for funding the Utility (water and sewer)-portion of this assistance program. 

The program will provide up to a maximum amount of $5,000 per household for rental assistance and/or $500 on Utility Assistance. The residents could receive a maximum of $5,500 for rental and utility assistance. Rental assistance equates to a partial payment of rent. For months 1 and 2 of the owed rent amount, the rental assistance program will pay and the landlord must agree to 75% of the amount due. For months 3, 4, and 5 of rent assistance, the program will pay, and the landlord must agree to 60% of the amount due. Late fees are not applicable if any, and will not be covered by the program. The Landlord will agree to waive late fees and accept the reduced payment as the full months paid for the months covered by this program. 

This assistance is for those accounts that are currently delinquent. This assistance is not for future payments. 


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Applications

Before you apply:

  • Remember to gather all required documents. The list can be found here.
  • Only one application per household will be considered. Please do not submit multiple applications.
  • If the application is missing documents, the application will be marked incomplete.
  • Please only provide internet bill statements, this assistance does not cover phone or TV.  


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This application is for a 1-person household or a household with only one adult. To begin, the applicant will need to provide their Legal Name and a valid email address.

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This application is for households of 2 or more people. To begin, the applicant will need to provide their Legal Name and a valid email address as well as provide the co-applicants' legal name and valid email address.