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Sunday, July 25, 2021

United Way hosting COVID Assistance Program event

The United Way and Covid Assistance Program (CAP) team are hosting an event on June 17 to help people with rent and utilities who were negatively affected by COVID-19.

The CAP team will provide assistance and help neighbors register and fill out applications to receive rent and utilities assistance at the event.

Applicants will be considered on a first come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcomed and funds are required to be distributed by December 30, 2021. Assistance is available for financial obligations incurred after March 2020, according to a United Way Facebook post.

CAP qualifications include:

  1. Marion County resident.
  2. Valid form of ID
  3. Applied online at UWMC CAP
  4. At or below 80% of the average median income
  5. Experienced hardship due to COVID-19

The event will be held at the Community Center located at 505 NW MLK Avenue in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.