Low income residents of Pasco County Florida may be able to receive emergency rental assistance. Programs tend to be available for families who are faced with an eviction and who meet established lower income guidelines. Priority will be given to tenants that are faced with an unexpected hardship that may result in an imminent eviction. Additional rent help is offered for seniors and the disabled also take priority. The focus is on residents who are faced with an unexpected crisis that is not of their doing.
A number of qualifications need to be met by applicants, and the Pasco County organizations do have limited funding. In general, applicants need to meet both income and asset requirements, there must be a financial hardship (examples include medical expenses, prescriptions, car repairs, home repairs, etc.) or a loss or reduction of income. All rental and housing assistance services are contingent upon available funds.
Some of the non-profit agencies may be able to offer assistance to move into an apartment/home as well. This can include money to pay security deposits or first and last or last month’s rent, whichever is applicable.
PCHS - Rental Assistance - West Pasco
Office address - 8620 Galen Wilson Boulevard
Port Richey, Florida 34668-5973
Phone number - (727) 834-3297
Mid Florida Community Services Port Richey
Port Richey, FL 34667
Pasco County families who meet income guidelines, including, but not limited to having an income at 125% of the federal government poverty level may qualify for emergency financial assistance. The Mid Florida Community Services provides emergency assistance for expenses such as rent and electric bills, among other resources. Their programs are extensive and wide ranging.
A second location of this community service organization to call for a grant is in Dade City Florida, and dial (352) 796-1425.
St. Thomas Financial Assistance New Port Richey
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Phone (727) 372-8600
A number of emergency financial assistance programs and resources are offered. The non-profit can provide assistance with food and vouchers for housing, gasoline, electric, gas, rent or even one night lodging in a motel. Any potential client will need to be interviewed, their financial situation reviewed, and a home visit must also be made before housing assistance or vouchers are provided.
Pasco County Department of Human Services
Port Richey, Florida 34668
Call (727) 834-3297
Residents who meet income guidelines, and have supporting documentation, may be able to qualify for short-term, limited, temporary housing and rent assistance. These, and other services, are offered to families, in accordance with Division regulations, rules, and budgetary constraints. State and/or federal funding sources pay for the housing programs.
Community Development Division of Pasco County
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Telephone number - (727) 8343445
They run the federal government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This can provide a number of housing and rental resources, including funds for rent, security deposits, moving costs, and more. The goal is to help people become self-sufficient, so they can also access credit counseling, job finding programs, and similar self-sufficiency services.
Metropolitan Ministries Of Pasco administers short term housing, emergency financial aid for back rent, and shelter. They also offer referrals to other local charities and cash grant programs as a form of rental support. The main site is in Holiday, FL 34691, and phone number is (727) 937-3268.
The Samaritan Project Of Zephyrhills
5722 8th Street
Money may be issued for past due rent, energy costs, and more. Funds are limtied, so loans may sometimes be issued by the non-profit.
State of Florida Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Dial (877) 891-6445 for an application
This is a housing program started by the state of Florida. It can help with a number of housing concerns, including rent. Mortgage delinquency and foreclosure services can also be provided too.
PCHS - Rental Assistance - East Pasco
Address - 13853 15th Street
Dade City, FL 33525
May have funds for paying rent if someone is faced with an eviction. Additional assistance for deposits and/or first month’s rent may be offered too.
PCHS - Rental Deposits - West Pasco
8620 Galen Wilson Boulevard
Port Richey, Florida 34668-5973
Dial (727) 834-3297
Security deposit assistance as well as no interest loans for first months rent may be provided.
St. Vincent de Paul - OLOR - Land O'Lakes
Address is 2348 Collier Parkway
Land O'Lakes, FL 34639
Main phone number - (813) 949-6094
Pasco County Legal Services
Address is 8406 Massachusetts Ave.
New Port Richey, FL 34653-3100
For intake or advice, dial 727.847.5494
The pro-bono law firm will provide free legal advice from attorneys. It is for families or the elderly that are facing eviction or homelessness.
St. Vincent de Paul - St. Michael's
8014 SR 52
Hudson, FL 34667-6763
Main phone number (727) 819-5170
Runs several social service programs, including housing and rental assistance, for families in Pasco County.