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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Covid 19 Assistance Program Begins April 1, 2021!


In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, United Way of Marion County received $10.8 million in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from Marion County to support individuals/families who have been impacted by COVID-19. Specifically for residents of Marion County, the COVID Assistance Program (CAP) provides rent and utility assistance to help support those community members who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.  

Starting April 1st, those seeking assistance can apply online directly at or contact United Way of Marion County’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Crisis Line by dialing 2-1-1 or chat online at Applicants needing access to a computer may visit CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion or can call 2-1-1 to schedule a meeting with a CAP Outreach Team member to assist in filling out the application.  

As a Marion County Landlord, your tenants may be eligible for rent and/or utility assistance through the CAP Program. If your tenants are eligible for funding, they will be required to select a registered landlord who will be the direct recipient of the rent payments. We are asking our community landlords to take a few minutes to register themselves. To register as a landlord click HERE

Qualifying individuals/families are urged to apply. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and are required to be distributed by December 30, 2021. 

To be eligible for assistance residents must: 

1) reside within Marion County limits

2) experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic

3) be at or below 80% of the Average Median Income

4) provide a valid form of ID 

5) apply online at

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