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Assistance Programs

Broward County has compiled information on government assistance programs, financial companies, non-profit organizations and utilities willing to help those affected by the Corona Virus.  

The Broward County SHIP program provides Rental Assistance for Hallandale Beach residents.  To qualify, resident’s ability to pay rent must have been impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis to qualified residents who have lost their job or had a job reduction, meet household income guidelines, and complete an online orientation here.

IRS Tax Relief

The Internal Revenue Service has rolled out Corona Virus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. U.S. residents, who meet requirements, will receive the Economic Impact Payment in April. 

Price Gouging

State law prohibits an unconscionable increase in the price of essential commodities needed as a direct result of a declared state of emergency.  With respect to the COVID-19 declared state of emergency, the following consumer products are currently considered essential commodities: Protective masks and face shields used to protect you from others if you are sick; Sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, such as hand gel, wipes, and disinfectant sprays; All personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, booties, gloves, and other protective gear; COVID-19 test kits, swabs and related consumable medical supplies used in administering tests.  Are you seeing any of these items being sold at unreasonably excessive prices? Report the store or individual today at the Price Gouging Reporting Form

Volunteering

Broward County Emergency Management Division encourages residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer for emergencies, to contact one of their County emergency response partners listed here.

Medical/ Prescription Resources

Florida Blue has opened a free line to the Public Emotional Support Help Line at (833) 848-1762.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides resources to help address questions regarding FDA regulated medical products and COVID-19.

Check with your pharmacy if you have prescription medication needs. The State of Florida is now allowing for early refills.

United Spinal is accepting applications for COVID-19 Relief grants of $500 for individuals with SCI/D who are experiencing financial difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19. 

COVID Testing

Testing is available locally at various locations – the criteria for testing is different at each location.  For more information visit Broward County Collection Sites and Miami Dade Collection Sites.

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