City Hopes to Send First Rent Assistance Checks Next Friday

Three days in, 329 families looking for help with rent and utilities after suffering coronavirus-related financial losses have submitted applications with the city of Lakeland’s CARE program. Administrators hope to send out the first checks a week from Friday. Funding will cover about 200 families. More numbers: 700+ phone inquiries; 62 applications rejected, mostly for living outside city limits; 239 await review; 28 need more information or verification; 0 approved so far | Learn more and apply