Florida COVID-19  Resource Guide

Updated August 5, 2020


Monroe County will be distributing funding totaling $838,069 to Monroe County residents who are behind in their mortgage or rent payments due to COVID-19 hardships. This is a countywide program and is inclusive of the municipalities. Anyone who rents or owns in the Florida Keys may be eligible. Anyone who has been economically impacted due to COVID-19 is eligible and the level of assistance will be looked at individually and will be based on need.

Documents needed for eligibility include the application, a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or identification card, a lease or deed in the name of the applicant, a statement from the landlord or bank showing the applicant is behind in payments, and a notarized self-certification of income and assets.

Of the $838,000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation set aside $638,069 to help those who fall under the 120 percent area medium income range, meaning a single person can make $84,600 or less, or $120,840 per year for a family of four. The County moved $200,000 in CARES Act funding to help those who may not qualify under those conditions. The application will apply for both funding sources.

The application packet is available at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/covidhousingassistance. Once completed with the proper documents, it can be returned via email, fax, or to drop boxes located at the social services office at the Tradewinds Shopping Center in Key Largo, the Marathon Senior Center/Meal Site, or the Gato Building in Key West. Additional funding for rental and mortgage assistance as well as a business assistance program may be made available at a later date.

Source: Monroe County BOCC 



As of June 17, 2020 -  Mask coverings of the mouth and nose are required throughout Monroe County.    

The Florida Keys island chains reopened to visitors on Monday, June 1, 2020. Monroe County reopened to visitors by suspending the checkpoints on U.S. 1 and State Road 905 and allowing lodging establishments to take guests but recommended maintaining occupancy rates at 50 percent or less for the first few weeks for the safety of their employees and visitors.

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During these times of uncertainty and isolation,  I am here for our community.  If I can help in any way during this time please reach out directly and let me know.  Here are some important resources that provide current information for the state of Florida and the Florida Keys.

                                                             Monroe County, Florida Coronavirus Information


                                                               City of Key Colony Beach, Florida News and Updates 


                                                                                          Coronavirus Cases in Florida


                                                                                   Florida Disaster Webpage Coronavirus Information and Resources