Rental and Utility Assistance
Rental and Utility Assistance Information
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The Temporary Rental and Utility program funded by the Community Development Block (CDBG) and CDBG’s Cares Act provided assistance to low and moderate-income Village of Wellington residents. The program’s purpose was 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 provided up to a maximum amount of $5,000 per household for rental assistance and/or $500 on Utility Assistance (electric and internet). 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.