Information About COVID-19 for Tenants

During this time of uncertainty, The Realty Medics would like to be a resource for any concerns you may have about COVID-19. We have compiled a list of viable resources for you and your family. If you find yourself in a position of unfamiliarity, now or in the near future, as it pertains to rental income, utilities, food, or employment, please reference the list of assistance programs below.

We will continue to monitor the conditions as they progress, and update this page accordingly. If you have any direct questions or concerns about your personal situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

The House is preparing to vote as soon as Wednesday on a new coronavirus aid package as the White House and congressional negotiators near an agreement.
https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/493596-house-prepares-to-vote-on-coronavirus-aid-package-as-soon-as

Nationwide Assistance Programs

211.org – Get Connected. Get Help. A national network providing a wealth of resources and assistance spanning from food assistance to monthly housing needs.

One Fair Wage, Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund, providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program Grant through the United States Bartending Guild Foundation for eligible industry workers that have been displaced during COVID-19.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF), its COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund has been established to:

i) Immediately direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community,
ii) To bolster our impact investing budget to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed.
iii) To establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.

Air Force Aid Assistance, Air Force Aid Society, offering no-interest loans and/or grants to members of the Air Force, Airmen, and families.

Great collection of nationwide industry specific programs available here.

Student Loans Deferment, Student Loan Deferment or Forbearance, Information from the Department of Education.

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund, offering financial assistance for rent, utilities, mental health, and medical care; as well as other basic living expenses for any AGMA member in good standing or on honorable withdrawal.

Central Florida Assistance

Mental Health Assistance: Aspire Health Partners, Inc. (Aspire), is a non-profit 501(c)3 behavioral healthcare organization. Aspire Health Partners is Florida’s largest Behavioral Health Non-Profit that provides a full continuum of behavioral healthcare services across five (5) Central Florida Counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole.

Florida Power and Light is suspending disconnections until at least the end of March. Residents who find themselves unable to pay are encouraged to contact the provider to setup a payment arrangement.

Salvation Army – Check in with your State’s Salvation Army for what is being coordinated near you.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Internet Resources

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots: https://wifi.xfinity.com/

Internet Essentials by Comcast is offering reduced cost internet access during the COVID-19 Crisis; info here: https://www.internetessentials.com/

Internet Resources

White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

Internal Revenue Service : Coronavirus Tax Relief: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Department of the Treasury: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948

InvenTrust Properties: https://www.inventrustproperties.com/covid-19-resources/

The Florida government recently passed a law changing the name of the Unemployment Compensation Program to the Reemployment Assistance Program. This renaming of the benefits program is intended to emphasize the job search and reemployment services offered to Florida’s unemployed. This has no effect on anyone either receiving or seeking to receive unemployment benefits. The program remains completely intact as it was; only the name has changed.