COVID-19 & Housing Resources

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IMPORTANT: On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent through December 31. Learn more:

Homeowners with mortgages backed by the FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac also may be eligible for mortgage relief through December 31. See explainer from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Our new COVID-19 Data Application provides county and state level data on the following indicators. Click the table name below for Florida statewide data, choose counties here or view data on a map.

  • Population by age. Older persons are at particular risk from COVID-19 health effects.
  • Children and Education. With schools and childcare centers closed, families with children may be struggling. Shows number of children, public school students, and homeless students, plus percentages of children without health insurance and Internet access.
  • Workers in Affected Industries. Counts of workers in the Leisure & Hospitality and Retail industries, which are heavily impacted by COVID-19 job losses. Also shows Health Care & Social Assistance workers. Includes average wages and associated affordable rent.
  • Housing Burden. Households already paying more than they can afford for housing risk falling further behind. Shows median rent and shares of cost burdened renters and owners.
  • Congregate Facilities. COVID-19 presents particular difficulties for residents and staff of congregate living facilities. View lists of Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Other Residential Health Facilities, and Correctional Facilities.


Map of COVID-19 Data Application (population, workforce, congregate facilities)

Where Employees Live and Work

Florida's workforce has been hard hit by job losses in the accommodation and food services, arts/entertainment/recreation, and retail industries, while health care and social assistance workers are central to the response to the pandemic. These maps show neighborhood concentrations of jobs in these industries by workplace locations and employees’ home locations. Click any Census tract to see the total number of jobs by business and by workers’ home locations. Rent data is also provided to flag areas where workers may be struggling with high housing costs.


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