Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rent Assistance In Orlando Florida

Section 8 Productions

390 N. Bumby Avenue
Orlando, FL - 32826
(407) 895-3300

OHA administers approximately 2,400 Section 8  housing choice vouchers. The housing choice voucher program is the federal governments major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing available in the private market. Program participants are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Section 8  housing choice voucher program participants may move at the end of their lease term to other locations within the jurisdiction of OHA or anywhere in the United States where there is an agency operating a housing choice voucher program.

OHA strongly encourages families to search for housing outside economically distressed neighborhoods. In the housing choice voucher program, eligible families generally are required to pay 30 % of their adjusted income towards gross rent (owner rent and the amount of the OHA Utility Allowance for tenant-paid utilities that are not included in the rent to the owner). OHA pays the difference between the amount of the required tenant payment and the gross rent. The amount of the subsidy paid by OHA is dependent upon the Payment Standard adopted by OHA for each unit size (number of bedrooms), or the gross rent of for the unit if less than the payment standard. If the gross rent for a unit exceeds the Payment Standard, a Section 8 housing choice voucher holder may choose to pay the higher rent. However, a Section 8 family moving into a unit is not permitted to pay more than 40% of its adjusted income for rent. Regardless of the Payment Standard established for a unit size, OHA must determine that the rent asked is reasonable given the location, quality, size, unit type, age, amenities, services, maintenance and utilities to be provided by the owner. OHA also administers a 100-unit Section 8 Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation Program for Homeless individuals. In this project-based program, eligible individuals may only be assisted while they reside in the single SRO project.
Volusia County Section 8
123 Interlake Ave
Deland, FL - 32724
(386) 736-5955

Mission: To provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for families throughout Volusia County.
Overview: As the Countys Public Housing Agency (PHA), the Community Assistance Division administers approximately 322 housing choice vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) is the federal government major program which assists very low-income families including the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own suitable housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Titusville Housing Authority Section 8
524 S Hopkins Ave
Titusville, FL - 32796
(321) 267-7288

Christian Service Center

808 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL - 32805
(407) 425-2523

The Christian Service Center provides rent assistance for those in the Orlando FL area. They also provide immediate emergency assistance for those in financial crisis.

Salvation Army Orlando

3955 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL - 32804
(407) 295-9311

The Salvation Army in Orlando provides rental assistance in paying the first month rent or current months rent. This program is open to Orange county residents once a year with a proof of emergency. Calls are taken on Monday at 8:30am until all applications are filled.

Family Services St. John’S

1850 State Road 207
St. Augustine, FL - 32086
904-824-6880

Provides rent assistance, food assistance, and utility assistance. Any adult with a verifiable emergency issue can get aid. Call the phone number provided.

Community Service Center

621 Wilks Avenue
Orlando, FL - 32809
407-851-5920

Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Call for appointments. Provides many types of emergency assistance and low income assistance.

Halifax Urban Ministries

215 Bay Street
Daytona Beach, FL - 32122
(386) 252-0156

Emergency cash assistance provided along with food, clothing and other essentials.

The Sharing Center

600 N. Hwy. 17-92, suite 158
Longwood, FL - 32750
(407) 260-9155

The Sharing Center operates food pantries and casework offices in Longwood and in Sanford, where we strive to give people not only food and other tangible aid, but a warm welcome that lets them know they have friends during their struggle. The Sharing Center operates the largest food pantry in Seminole County, FL, coordinating local community outreach of over 60 churches of all denominations to help families and individuals to overcome unforeseen financial emergencies and regain their independence. The Sharing Center strives to demonstrate God's love and provision by reaching out every month to hundreds of children, families, elderly and individuals living alone who are in need of food, clothing, household goods and other material necessities, such as assistance with payment of rent, utilities, prescriptions, transportation and more needs specific to an individual.

Catholic Charities Family Emergency Assistance Program

817 Dixon Boulevard, Suite 16
Cocoa, FL - 32922
(321) 636-6144

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm No Fees charged Call for details regarding documentation and registration requirements You must qualify for assistance and show proof of income in household, 1 month worth of pay stubs. We only speak English and we serve all of Brevard County
Mary’S Shelter, Inc.

285 Lake Seminary Cir
Maitland, FL - 32751

Mary's Shelter, Inc. has housing in a convent in Pennsylvania, a new facility in Orange County, California, a facility in St. Paul, Minnesota and a proposed home in the Seminole County Florida are (north Orlando). Orlando has one facility housing 16 girls but a waiting list averaging 70 girls consistently. Private homes are being used but the demand is too great. Many girls choose abortion or are living on the streets. Our organization is currently operating under a state grant to teach abstinence-until-marriage education in Seminole County but these funds can not be used for building expenses, only for teaching our program. Our first goal and largest expense is housing for pregnant teens.

A New Beginning For Victims, Inc.

3026 Touraine Ave
Orlando, FL - 32812
A New Beginning for Victims Inc. is located in Central Florida and will work directly with women referred by the local Domestic Violence Shelters as well as Children and Families Protective Services Programs. Women with children will be considered a priority when evaluating potential clients. Our objective this year is to assist a minimum of forty women and their children have a new beginning with life. Our long term objective is to have branches in every State and to assist hundreds and thousands of women and children escape the nightmare of violence and have a vision of success.

Village Of Hope, Inc.

P.O. Box 5406
Spring Hill, FL - 34606
PROVIDE LOW INCOME HOUSING

Jordan Ministries Inc

5415 Shakespeare Dr
Dover, FL - 33527
In today's economy, it can take many years for a credit worthy family to save sufficient funds for a downpayment on a house. We speed the up the process by providing grants to families in need.




Anew Foundation, Inc.

135 E Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL - 32789
Anew Foundation is committed to helping the recovering addict obtain long term sobriety and abstinence in the Central Florida area, operating 2 sober houses and providing financial assistance for counseling, housing, and medical needs.

A Helping Hand Resale Store Inc

55 Goodwin Dr Ste 101
Merritt Island, FL - 32952
Helping Hand Resale store was started to help those in need of assistance with medical bills, rent, food, utilities, special needs, clothing, furniture etc. This is a mission of a local church who saw the need on a daily basis either from it's membership or general public. The VP originally held garage sales at the church to raise money to give the community for assistance.
Society Of St Vincent De Paul

5301 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL - 32931
Provide Emergency Aid to Poor and Needy
Polk County Opportunity Council Inc
450 W Main St
Bartow, FL - 33830
TO ADMINISTER FEDERAL AND STATE GRANT FUNDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOW INCOME PERSONS IN POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.

National Kidney Foundation Of Florida, Inc.

1040 Woodcock Rd Ste 119
Orlando, FL - 32803
'The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Through research, patient service, and education initiatives, the NFK of Florida continues to positively impact the lives of a greater and more diverse audience each year. The NFK of Florida is committed to ''Making Lives Better.'''
Housing And Neighborhood Development Services Of Central

6900 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL - 32809
Housing and Neighborhood Development Services Of Central Florida was founded to provide affordable housing and housing counseling services to very-low, low- and moderate income residents of Central Florida and to assist the local counties in developing the housing element of their Growth Management Plan, and assistance in the production of affordable single and multifamily housing.
Sentinels Of Freedom Space Coast, Inc.

7730 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL - 32940
Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams.
Daystar Life Center Inc

226 - 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL - 33701
(727)825-0442

Daystar Life Center, Inc.'s mission is 'to provide the basic necessities of life to our neighbors in need. We do this in an ever-changing community with compassion, volunteers, donations and charitable support.'We serve neighbors in need regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or age. Our target populations include the elderly, disabled, chronically ill, people employed making unlivable wages, the uninsured or under-insured,homeless people and people suffering from situational crisis.

Winter Haven Baptist Manor Inc

140 Avenue A Sw
Winter Haven, FL - 33880
The Manor's major programs are its Section 202 direct loan and its Section 8 rent subsidy program under a Housing Assistance Payments Agreement with HUD. It also receives incidental income from the operation of the rental facilities.




Central Florida Aids Unified Resources Inc

741 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL - 32804
Assistance w/ HIV/AIDS illness
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center Inc

4475 S Hopkins Ave
Titusville, FL - 32780
(321) 269-6555

Provide financial assistance to needy individuals and families. Assistance provided for food, utilities, medical, dental, rent and transportation. Over 20,000 assisted.
Financial AssistanceEmergencies for which financial assistance may be provided include: purchase of pescription medicine, utilities, rent, dental, gasoline, bus tickets, and medically necessary items.

Hillsborough County Society Of St. Vincent De Paul, Inc

2021 E Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL - 33612
The Hillsborough County Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Inc. provides assistance to those in need, without regard to race, creed, or color. Assistance is provided in the form of food, clothing, household items, and financial aid. The assistance is given to those in need on a case-to-case basis. Vincentian volunteers who are trained and guided by the Rules of the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul determine eligibility. The overlaying factor in eligibility is basic need. Much stress is put on the desire to reduce hunger; thereby, allowing people to live a more productive and healthy life. The Society provides the assistance with the focus on alleviating the suffering of individuals and families in a financial crisis in order to help them to become self-sufficient members of society. The one-on-one case management allows the volunteers to provide our services in a caring and personal manner.

Christian Care Center Inc

220 N 13th St
Leesburg, FL - 34748
(352) 314-8733

The CCC was incorporated in 1985 to expand the ministry programs of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg. Since then it has developed into one of the most comprehensive faith-based social service programs in Florida and indeed, the nation. However, the CCC differs from many social service programs in that, with the exception of the Children?s Shelter and Benevolence Center, intervention in crisis situations is not the only, nor even the primary goal, but rather having a life-changing impact on individuals, empowering them with the direction, skills and desire to lead productive lives and provide safe, stable, nurturing homes for themselves and their children or future families.

South Brevard Sharing Center, Inc.

17 E Hisbiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL - 32901
(321) 676-2965

Provide emergency assistance to those in need. Serve as liaison between religious and civic organizations and other local agencies. Provide outlet for those with abundance to share those items or financial surpluses with those in need.

Jewish Family Services Of Greater Orlando, Inc.

2100 Lee Rd
Winter Park, FL - 32789
Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, founded in 1978, serves all people in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. We exist to enhance family life and to meet the needs of individuals and families. Our Family Life Services assist and strengthen individuals and families through counseling, seniors' in-home assessments, educational programs, children of divorce support groups, women's programming, family advocacy and volunteer opportunities. Our Emergency Services provide immediate care to families in crisis with financial assistance for rent and utilities. We maintain a food pantry. Our community services enhance the lives of people through a chaplaincy program, indigent burial and scholarships.
Destiny Foundation Of Central Florida

150 W Michigan Street
Orlando, FL - 32806
This institution is no longer in service
Heart Of Florida United Way

1940 Traylor Blvd
Orlando, FL - 32804
(407) 835-0900

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.


Central Brevard Sharing Center Inc

113 Aurora Street
Cocoa, FL - 32924
(321) 631-0306

The Central Brevard Sharing Center provides emergency assistance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life's most basic needs.

Emergency financial assistance is provided to qualifying households for rent, mortgage and utilities.

RENT - MORTGAGE - UTILITIES
Clients applying must reside in the central section of Brevard County - Pt St John south to the Pineda Causeway.
Call for availability of funds at 631-0306 between 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. At this time, if funds are available, a member of our staff or a volunteer will complete an pre-application questionnaire to determine eligibility. If you are seeking financial assistance please remember to call first. Apply by phone only. Do not come in to the office to apply.

Halifax Urban Ministries

PO Box 6053
Daytona Beach, FL - 32122
We provide survival necessities to the poor and homeless of our area. This includes services to those in homes, rental assistance, utility assistance and food assistance, so that they may remain in their homes. We provide basic needs services for homeless people. This includes showers and laundry, basic hygiene items, clothing, hot meals and shelter.
United Way 2-1-1 Heart Of Florida United Way

1940 Traylor Blvd.
Orlando, FL - 32804
Provides a free, one-stop source for referrals to approximately 800 health and human service agencies and 2,000 programs and services in Central Florida. Answering calls 24 hours per day, highly trained, bilingual operators connect people in need with child care, affordable housing, food, rent assistance, help with a disabled or elderly family member, and much more.




Brevard County Housing And Human Services Department – BREVARD COUNTY

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL - 32940
(321) 633-2007

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.

Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.

Counties served:Broward County

Affordable Housing Department (AHD) – HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

1208 Tech Boulevard, Suite 300
Tampa, FL - 33619
(813) 2463150
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Broward County
Community Services Department – MARION COUNTY

3003 SW College Road, Suite 109
Ocala, FL - 34474
(352) 671-8770

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.

Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.

Counties served:MiamiDade County

Housing And Community Development Division – ORANGE COUNTY

525 E. South Street
Orlando, FL - 32801
(407) 8365190
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Orange County, FL
City Of Orlando Housing & Community Development – ORLANDO
400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL - 32802
(407) 2463418
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Palm Beach County
Housing And Neighborhood Development Division – POLK COUNTY
Drawer HS04
Bartow, FL - 33830
(863) 5345240
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Broward County

Seminole County Community Services Department, Community Assistance Division – SEMINOLE COUNTY
534 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL - 32773
(407) 6652363
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Pinellas County
 Budget Office, Department Revenue And Finance – TAMPA
306 E. Jackson Street, 8E
Tampa, FL - 33602
(813) 274-7289

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:Volusia County

Volusia County Community Assistance – VOLUSIA COUNTY
110 West Rich Avenue
DeLand, FL - 32720
(386) 7365955 x
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program.
Grantees may provide rental assistance or services to eligible program participants who are residing or would like to reside outside their jurisdiction. They may also fund ubgrantees that serve persons outside of the jurisdiction, subgrantees that are located outside of the jurisdiction, and subgrantees that serve multiple jurisdictions. A grantee may establish more stringent requirements, such as requiring that HPRP funds be spent within the jurisdiction or establishing a residency requirement,but HUD is not setting these requirements.
Counties served:AthensClarke County
Annie W. Johnson Senior Service Center
1991 W. Test Ct.
S. Dunnellon, FL - 34433
(352) 489-8021

Provides limited emergency for utilities, rent or mortgage assistance for individuals or households that would guarantee an additional 30 days of service or housing. Also has a food pantry and vouchers for clothing. Hours 9:00am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday Based on income. Food Pantry eligibility is based on eligibility scale for USDA foods and must be resident of Citrus County. Provides food to anyone every 91 days.

Lake Community Action Agency, Clermont Neighborhood Family Center
501 North Bay Street
Eustis, FL - 32726
(352) 357-5550

Lake Community Action Agency - Clermont Neighborhood Service Center. Provides financial assistance to those experiencing financial difficulties including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Applications can be picked up from LCAA's neighborhood centers.
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Call for appointment. - Must have I.D., Social Security number for everyone in household (if not actual card then a legal document that is proof of social security number). - Proof of all income for the past 30 days (TANF, Unemployment, Child Support, cash payments, etc.) - If Section 8 - proof of amount. - Most recent light/electric bill.
Mid Florida Community Services – Support Services

820 Kennedy Blvd
Brooksville, FL - 34601
(352) 796-1425

Services targeted to supporting family self-sufficiency or maintaining independence of elders or persons with disabilities. Provides limited assistance to eligible households with utilities; rent, mortgage, prescriptions. Case Management, information and referral provided.
Hours 8:30a-5:00p, Monday-Friday.
Must be at or below 125% of the poverty level. Proof of income required.

Salvation Army, Citrus County

3975 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd
Homosassa, FL - 34446
(352) 621-5532

Services provided: food pantry, utility assistance, rental assistance, prescription antibiotics, clothing assistance, furniture assistance with disaster referral, tutoring, counseling, and seasonal help. Provides assistance in the event of natural disasters. Salvation Army is also a Cold Night Shelter for Citrus County. (When conditions warrant an official cold night activation)

Hours Monday-Friday 9:00a- 4:00p

Agricultural And Labor Program

7301 Lynchburg Rd
Winter Haven, FL - 33881
(863) 956-3491

Intake Procedure: Call office for application Languages Spoken: English, Spanish Service Hours: 8:30am - 5pm Mon - Fri Description: ALPI is a private, nonprofit, community-base organization chartered by the State of Florida to provide assistance and services to migrant and seasonal farm workers, the rural poor, and disenfranchised persons throughout the State.


Catholic Charities Winter Haven

532 Ave M Nw
Winter Haven, FL - 33881
(863) 299-7983

Eligibility: Head of Household, 18 years or older. Fees: None Intake Procedure: Fill out application at agency office. Languages Spoken: English Service Hours: 8-2, M; 9-2, T-Th Description: Helps people in crisis with rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. Must have recent loss of income or uncontrollable event that happened. Must be able to prove that they can pay their bills the following month. Available when EFSP Funding is available.

Catholic Charities Lakeland

1801 E Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL - 33801
(863) 683-9775

Intake Procedure: Fill out application at agency office. Languages Spoken: English, Spanish Service Hours: 9-2, M-F Description: Helps people in time of crisis with rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. Must have a recent loss of income or uncontrollable event that has happened. Must be able to prove that they can pay their bills the following month. Available when EFSP Funding is available.

Faith In Action North Lakeland, Inc.

1123 Omohundro Avenue
Lakeland, FL - 33805
(863) 686-0009

Elderly Assistance
Eligibility: elderly, frail, homebound. Bill must be under $500
Intake Procedure: Call on Mondays after 10am
Service Hours: Monday 10am - 5pm
Description: Bill Paying, Chores, Friendly Visit, Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Personal Care, Respite Care, Shopping, Telephone Reassurance, Transportation for frail, elderly, homebound individuals.

Family Emergency Services Of Winter Haven

320 Avenue T, Nw
Winter Haven, FL - 33881
(863) 294-1939

Eligibility: Economic problems, Teen Head of Household or Adult 18, Both Male and Female, very limited sources.
Fees: Free-Regardless Of Income
Languages Spoken: English
Service Hours: 9-3:30, M-F
Description: Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are unable to pay their utility bills or which offer special services which support people's ability to make their payments.

Frostproof Care Center

21 S Scenic Hwy
Frostproof, FL - 33843
(863) 635-5555

Eligibility: Economic Problems, All ages, Both male and female.
Fees: None
Intake Procedure: By Appointment
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Service Hours: 9-4, M-F
Description: Helps people in time of crisis with rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. Must have a recent loss of income or uncontrollable event that has happened. Must be able to prove that they can pay their bills the following month. EFSP Funding when available. Also provides minor medical expenses of people in emergency situations, who cannot afford to make the payments themselves and who qualify for this service on the basis of income.

Lake Wales Care Center

140 East Park Avenue
Lake Wales, FL - 33853
(863) 676-6678

Eligibility: Economic Problems, Teen Head of Household or Adult 18, Both Male and Female
Fees: Not Applicable
Intake Procedure: Appointment preferred
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Service Hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F
Description: Temporary financial assistance for rent and mortgage or utilities available for individuals and families during time of crisis. NO DEPOSITS. Assistance dependent on funding available.




Mulberry Community Service Center

301 Ne 5th Street
Mulberry, FL - 33860
(863) 425-1523

Eligibility: Economic Problems, Teen Head of Household or Adult 18, Both Male and Female, Fill out app. for every individual and Family.
Documents Needed: Driver's License or Florida ID, utilities bill for proof of residency, social security cards for all household members, pay stubs.
Fees: Not Applicable
Languages Spoken: English
Service Hours: 9 - 4, M - Th, 9 - 11:30, F
Description: Provides temporary, one time assistance to families and individuals in crisis. Depends on funding available. Needs verification of name, address, SS#, and income.

Polk County Social Services Bartow Marshall Edwards Dr

2135 Marshall Edwards Drive
Bartow, FL - 33830
(863) 534-5387

Intake Procedure: Call for appointment.
Languages Spoken: English
Service Hours: 8-5, M-F
Description: The Individual Services Section, through its Case Managers, provides a wide array of social work services for eligible Polk County residents. These services include eligibility determination for the Polk Health Care Plan, Primary care Program, limited financial assistance for shelter, utilities, food, and transportation. Other services include arranging for burial/cremation services as well as assisting clients in completing applications for other available State and Federal programs. case managers perform health care enrollment and orientation, assist with resource referrals, client education and client advocacy in a community based setting. Out-posted locations throughout the County include: Bartow, Auburndale/Winter Haven, Lakeland and Lake Wales.

Jewish Federation – Financial Assistance Melbourne Fl

210 East Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL - 32901
(321) 951-1836

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm / Answering machine 24/7
Eligibility requirements: Jewish families in Brevard County
Provides financial assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. Information and referral for JEWISH AFFILIATION ONLY. Assistance is limited for up to $500 per family a year. Also, assists with medication, medical supplies, school supplies and gift certificates for food. Pro-bono or discount professional services for doctors, lawyers and counselors.

Salvation Army Melbourne

1080 S Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL - 32901
(321) 724-0494

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Call for an appointment. Must have picture ID, SS card for all members of the household and proof of income and expenses.
Eligibility requirements: South Brevard County residents
Services Provided: Social services - provides emergency, short-term assistance with food, clothing, utility bills, rent, prescriptions, furniture and emergency transportation.

South Brevard Sharing Center Client Services

17 E Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL - 32901
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am - 3pm
Call, walk-in. Must have picture ID, SS card for all members of the household and proof of income and expenses.
South Brevard County Residents only can apply. Program provides financial vouchers for new prescriptions and will pay last $35 of water bill. Others services provides: Financial Assistance; Food; Food Pantry, Provision; Rental Assistance; Utility Assistance.

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