Lakeland Care Program

Coronavirus Aid for Rent & Expenses (CARE) Program

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The CARE Program launches May 4, 2020, and provides assistance with rent and utilities to those who have a verifiable loss of income related to the impacts of COVID-19.


The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the CARE program:

  • Eligible recipients must be a City of Lakeland resident
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  • Eligible recipients must be delinquent on rent and/or public utilities
  • Show verifiable loss of income related to COVID-19 impacts
  • Household income ≤80% AMI ($47,050 for a family of four)
  • Maximum award of three months or $5,000, whichever occurs first


Should you have questions, a dedicated information hotline, 863.834.CARE (2273), is available.