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Rental assistance Charlotte and DeSoto County FL.

Find a combination of government grants or charities that provide assistance with rent across Charlotte County as well as nearby DeSoto County. Priority is given to those residents with an eviction notice, with funding also for families with children, seniors and single mothers. Rent help can also be arranged for the disabled as well as senior citizens in the service area. Locate rental assistance programs near you in Charlotte County FL below as well as for nearby regions.

Even if funding is not available, then tenants can inquire into other resources. Case managers from many of these organizations may have suggestions on other options for paying rent. Get help applying for no-wait list apartments or section 8 housing vouchers, free legal aid for tenants and other resources. Or they may be able to enroll the family into some form of landlord-tenant mediation service that is available in Charlotte County Florida.

Working poor families as well as those under with special circumstances, such as a veteran or single parent, may also be able to apply for a grant. Whether it is money for a security deposit, one time rent help, free hotel voucher or referrals to section 8, some of the places to try for assistance are below.

Organizations for rent help in Charlotte County Florida

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Address is 1476 Kenesaw St., Port Charlotte, Florida. Call (941) 627-4313 Monday to Friday
Assistance is available county wide.  The non-profit or partners, such as charities, offer a place to stay in a homeless shelter as well as transitional housing. Other programs help with back rent, issue loans for security deposits, and the coalition will help rehouse families.

Salvation Army Family Centers Charlotte County
2120 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, Florida. Phone –  (941) 629-3170
Appoints are needed. They can help tenants apply for grants for rent or utility bills. Case managements will help tenants that are in a dispute with a landlord, and the faith based charity also offer medications, motel vouchers, and other housing support. More on rent assistance Charlotte County Salvation Army.

Catholic Charities of DeSoto County
Main address of the church - 1210 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL, 34266. Call 863-494-1068
Regardless of religion, they help low-income families, renters, and the homeless. Get free furniture for an apartment, housing for immigrants or migrant workers, legal aid, and financial help for single mothers or seniors.




St Charles Church
21841 Felton Ave, Port Charlotte, Florida. Dial  (941) 625-4754 or 625-9784
Small dollar amounts may be available for rent. Other support is shelter for the homeless or a blanket to keep them warm.

Housing Authorities
There are two main locations. Process applications for section 8 vouchers. Also, Charlotte County residents can learn about public housing or homeowners can receive foreclosure counseling. When the program is open, applications are allowed for section 8 HUD vouchers. This is a rent subsidy program for private housing as well as emergency section 8 HCV vouchers.

  • Punta Gorda Housing Authority address is 340 Gulf Breeze Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Phone - (941) 639-4344
  • Arcadia Housing Authority is another location. Address is 7 Booker T Washington Road, Arcadia, Florida, 34265. Call 863-494-4343 for intake.

Legal Aid of Manasota – Desoto and Charlotte County office
(941) 366-0038
Free free legal support to stop an eviction or address housing matters is available from attorneys. Call this federally funded pro-bono firm. Free lawyers help seniors, low-income tenants and people in need with housing issues.

Sacred Heart Church, which is part of Society of St Vincent De Paul
211 W Charlotte Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 3395. Call (941) 639-3957
Programs range from immediate financial help for rent payments to a low-cost thrift store, security deposit funds, meals for the homeless and more.

  • Another option is Charlotte County St. Vincent de Paul. 25200 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Dial (941) 575-8770 or 941-575-076

North Port Social Services Financial Assistance
Address: 6919 Outreach Way, North Port, FL 34287. Call (941) 429-3700
The charity may have limited financial aid for rent or other bills. The staff can also refer the client to medical programs, government grants, and non-interest loans for housing or rental needs.





Seventh Day Adventist Church
2036 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Dial (941) 629-1333
Rental assistance in a crisis may help stabilize a situation. All funding is limited.

Volunteers of America of Florida
1250 Taylor Rd, Punta Gorda, Florida. Telephone – (941) 505-9261
They support  Homeless Veterans in Charlotte County. Transitional housing is arranged as well as applications to SSVF or VA benefits.

San Antonio Catholic Church
24445 Rampart Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Florida 33980. Telephone - (941) 235-1254
Financial assistance for housing, rent, and related bills.

Gulf Coast Partnership
408 Tamiami Trail #121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Dial (941) 626-0220

There is a Coordinated Entry service for homeless people. Resources include Emergency Solution Grant Program – Rapid Rehousing. Referrals are given to everything from low income apartments, senior housing, to rent and security deposit assistance programs. A call center is in place.

Charlotte County Human Services
1050 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Telephone: 941-833-6500
TANF cash assistance, government grant money, job training and other services.


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