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Monetary Assistance & Benefits

The following provide links to resources related to monetary aid and benefits, as well as to Get Help Florida assistance resources:

Emergency Financial Assistance for short-term loss of income - able to show financial stability after short-term assistance as of 1/4/21:
  • Call 211 or text 898211 with your zip code as the text message.  
  • Free Eviction Prevention Legal Services:  Community Law Program (727) 582-7402, Gulfcoast Legal Services (727) 821-0726, Bay Area Legal Services(727) 490-4040


Social Security Online Services      

Temporary Cash Assistance  The TCA program provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18 or under age 19 if full time secondary (high school) school students, that meet the technical, income, and asset requirements. The program helps families become self-supporting while allowing children to remain in their own homes. Pregnant women may also receive TCA, either in the third trimester of pregnancy if unable to work, or in the 9th month of pregnancy. Parents, children and minor siblings who live together must apply together.

Food Stamps  The Food Stamp Program helps people with low-income, buy healthy food. 

Medicaid  Medicaid provides Medical coverage to low income individuals and families. The state and federal government share the costs of the Medicaid program

Bankruptcy Forms  The site contains US bankruptcy forms and a link to basic bankruptcy information.

Florida Department of Children and Families (includes ACCESS Florida) For individuals and families; Locate state and local assistance, services, and information for food, child care, medical assistance, abuse and neglect resources, and more.

Right Service  tool to find social services and government assistance in Florida. 

Get Help Florida  government and non-profit resources for those in need
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Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)  Describes the program and guidelines to assist in understanding the process.

HAMP - Freddie Mac

Mortgages (USA.gov)  A list of resources provided by the government.

HOPE NOW  A website that offers support and guidance for homeowners.