Friday, July 10, 2020 / by Erik Bjorklund
Orange County shut down their CARES Act application portal today just before 9:30 a.m. – just over an hour after reopening for service – marking the second day of a confusing and frustrating roll-out of the system for local applicants.
The portals reopened at 8 a.m. this morning and by 9:27 a.m., system administrators shut the Individual & Family Assistance Program down for the day, sending out this tweet after apparently receiving 50,000 applications:
The writing was already on the wall that today would be a bumpy ride for applicants as early as 8:38 a.m. this morning, with these two tweets sent out:
Claimants already "in" the system have until midnight tomorrow to complete their applications.
Orange County residents expressed frustration yesterday over the system being shut down a few minutes after the 8 a.m. opening to the public. Orange County Mayor Demings was also reportedly unhappy with this, amending and pushing forward an earlier decision to not reopen the portal until Wednesday to today.… Fidelity Home Group | Orlando Mortgage Company | Florida Mortgage