Watch NOW: Jacksonville announces more relief for renters and more


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is live with updated on info for more money coming form the Government to help for renters and utility bills you can't pay. Mayor Lenny Curry will announce a new round of federal funding for rent and utility assistance that will be dispursed by the city of Jacksonville. Mayor Lenny Curry will announce a new round of federal funding for rent and utility assistance that will be dispersed by the city of Jacksonville. The $28.9 from the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program comes with guidelines that were laid out by the city. The funds will be available to citizens to cover up to 12 months of rent and utility payments with the option for an additional three months if determined necessary to ensure housing stability.

The United Way of Northeast Florida will distribute $23.8 million for rental assistance and the city will process the applications and work in partnership with JEA to distribute the remaining $5 million to thousands of eligible customer accounts with past due utility balances.

Curry said about 10,000 JEA customers are expected to benefit.