Rental assistance in Bay County Florida.

Many of the rental and housing assistance programs in Bay County Florida are focused on helping veterans and/or military members. However there may be some form of support for other low income tenants that are in a crisis and threatened by an eviction.

The resources available in the region are limited. While some of the agencies as well as churches that provide help do assist with rent, many of the programs are focused on other housing needs such as providing shelter. Some of the non-profits also only issue loans to pay some back rent or the security deposit on a new low income apartment in Panama City. The main charities and government programs to try are below. Note that is often also a waiting list in place for any funding.

Catholic Social Services
Main address is 3128 E 11th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone - 850-763-0475
The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8-4 and Friday from 8 to noon. Most of the aid is for pregnant women or single moms. Some emergency rent help may be offered along with counseling and guidance from the church.

Family Services Agency
114 E 9th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-785-1721
A number of assistance programs are administered. Everything from housing to job placement, grants to pay past due rental costs, and landlord mediation services.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Share Ministry
Office address - 5610 Boat Race Road
Panama City, FL 32404
Dial 850-871-0081 for hours.
If this faith based group can’t help, find other churches that help with rent payments.

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Of Bay County
Address is 1824 W 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
850-769-5259
Referrals may be given to shelters, transitional housing, and financial aid programs for paying rent. Any money available (which is rare) is for a crisis only, and will only be if the family proves the ability to pay for energy costs and rent on their own.

Beach Care Services
6816 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
850-235-3002
Financial help for paying rental costs is for Panama City Beach families only.

Family of God Baptist Church - East Campus
901 East Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
Main Phone – 850-769-4021
The housing expense that might be paid is utility bills. There will be up to $25 available when funding allows it. They also offer guidance and case management services to single parents or the homeless.

American Red Cross of the Central Panhandle – Bay County
430 East 15th Street
Panama City, Florida 32405
Call 877-272-7337
Members of the armed forces only and their families can apply for emergency rent or deposit assistance. They also offer counseling, information on VA benefits, food, and help for moving.

 

 

 

Legal Services of North Florida
Address: 211 E 11th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 769-3581
Clients, including the elderly and indigent, can get legal aid to stop evictions and address housing issues, such as discrimination or landlords not making repairs.

BASIC NWFL, Inc.
Panama City, FL 32402
850-785-1088
HIV patients or those with AIDs can get utility deposit help, grants for mortgages or rent, shelter, and even placement into local Bay County transitional housing programs.

Panama City Housing Authority
Main office is at 804 E 15th St
Panama City, Florida 32405
Phone number : (850) 769-2358
They process applications for section 8 HUD vouchers and provide self-sufficiency too.

Air Force Aid Society
45 MSS/DPF
721 Suwannee Road, Building 745
850-283-4204
Members of the Air Force (and their families) can apply for interest free loans for paying bills, rent, and other crisis aid.

 

 

 

 

Bay County Council on Aging
1116 Frankford Avenue
Panama City, Florida, 32401
850-769-3468
Senior citizens and the disabled (regardless of their income) can get support. Referrals are available for as bills or supportive housing. Clients can also be referred to rent or medical care services.

Panama City Rescue Mission
Women shelter is at 1313 11th Street, Panama City, Florida, 32402 – Phone 850-769-0783
Mens shelter is at 609 Allen Avenue, Panama City, FL, 32402. Phone 850-769-0783
Everything from meals to blankets, referrals, and clothing is offered from the shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

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