PALM BEACH COUNTY NOW OFFERS RENTAL AND UTILITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM THROUGH THE CARES PROGRAM

The Palm Beach County Community Services Department is offering a Rental Assistance Program beginning June 5. To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Palm Beach County;
  • Provide documentation to prove loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Provide documentation to show they have applied for or are receiving state or federal unemployment benefits;
  • Meet gross Area Median Income (AMI) limit not exceeding 140% AMI for the household;
  • Have a lease and other utilities in their or a household member’s name;
  • Not have received any other financial assistance for rent and/or utilities for the period payment is requested;
  • Have less than $5,000 in liquid assets in checking, savings, and cash card balances;
  • Note – other restrictions may apply.

Benefits are available up to $7,000 ($5,800/up to 3 months’ rent and $1,200/electric, water and gas combined). Assistance will be provided only for past-due rent and/or utilities with due dates after March 1, 2020 and before December 30, 2020. 

For more information, including a list of FAQs, the link to apply, and more helpful information, please click here

 

COVID-19: 

UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY CREATES FOOD FINDER MAP

United Way of Palm Beach County has created a Food Finder map in response to COVID-19 in order to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way. Through collaboration with several community partners including Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Living Hungry, and Hospitality Helpings Hands, information on sites offering food services was collected and uploaded to the Palm Beach County Food Finder map. United Way of Palm Beach County will update this resource weekly. 

COVID-19: 

Hard Copies Of Reemployment Assistance Applications Available In English, Creole And Spanish At The Lake Park Public Library

The Town of Lake Park is pleased to be able to make hard copies of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reemployment assistance application available in English, Creole and Spanish at the Lake Park Public Library. Although the library is closed, applications can be obtained at the doors by the parking lot. Town staff is not available to answer any questions about the applications, however a listing of information required to file an application can be found at www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19 or by calling the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at 1-800-204-2418. Electronic versions of the applications can be found by clicking the desired links below. Completed applications can be mailed to:   

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

PO Box 5350

Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

                                                                                              

 

                                                                        

 

COVID-19: 

Small Business Administration Expands Offerings During COVID-19 Crisis

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the nation and businesses of all sizes continue to suffer financial losses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has expanded its array of support offerings. These resources include a number of loan programs, guidance, and more. Information regarding the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, SBA Debt Relief, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting, and Local Assistance can be accessed by clicking here.

 

The Town of Lake Park is happy to provide our local business owners with information that may be helpful to them and their business operations, however it is important to note that the Town has no connection to, or influence on, the Small Business Administration. This information is being provided solely as a courtesy.

COVID-19: 

Lake Park No Longer Able To Provide Assistance With 2020 Census Completion

It is incredibly important that every household complete the 2020 Census. While the Town of Lake Park had planned to provide assistance with completing the questionnaire to anyone who requested it, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis that is no longer a possibility. We strongly encourage you to do your best to complete the 2020 Census on own because it does make a difference. 

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COVID-19: 

FEMA Flood Maps/Floodplain Management Regulations AND Latest Annual Report

FEMA Flood Maps EFFECTIVE October 5, 2017 – NEW Floodplain Management Regulations.  Please contact the Community Development Department with any questions (561-881-3319).  All of Palm Beach County’s interactive maps can also be accessed using the following link:  http://maps.co.palm-beach.fl.us/cwgis/mygeonav.html?app=floodzones