Rental & Monetary Assistance, & Benefits

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

Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program 
  • As of September 2021, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program application process has been streamlined, and eligibility has been expanded to help more renters.
    • Pinellas County residents who experienced a significant reduction in income or increase in costs during the pandemic may now qualify for assistance, even if their financial hardship was not a result of the pandemic.
  • You may qualify if:
    • You’ve experienced reduced income or increased costs during the COVID-19 pandemic 
    • You’re behind on rent payments or at risk of missing a rent payment  
    • You have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI).  See the table below for household income limits.

Social Security Online Services      

Temporary Cash Assistance  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. 

Food Stamps  helps people with low-income, buy healthy food

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

Bankruptcy Forms  contains US bankruptcy forms and 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.

Get Help Florida  government and non-profit resources for those in need

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

Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)  Describes the program and guidelines to assist in understanding the process

Mortgages (  A list of resources provided by the government