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Rental assistance Okaloosa and Walton County.

Hardship funds for paying rent will be provided by non-profits, charities and churches in the Okaloosa as well as Walton County area. Any financial help for housing will be combined with other support services, such as free lawyers for a tenant. Low-income families that are facing eviction will be able to receive free landlord and tenant mediation services to referrals to government grant programs. Find how to get help with rent near you in Okaloosa and Walton County.

Assistance will be limited, and targeted to those families that have some form of income so that they can sustain the future rent payments on their own. Also, many of the agencies are located in Okaloosa County, but they also offer support to nearby regions as well. In some cases, there may be additional resources offered when a family needs to move into a new home. There are section 8 HUD vouchers, no wait list apartments, and other temporary housing programs. In addition, money may be issued for a security deposit or a portion of first months rent expense.

The primary churches, charities, government and other organizations to apply at for emergency help with rent are below. A waiting list may be in place, and any rental assistance is contingent on a self-sufficiency plan being put into place.

Find help with rent in Okaloosa and Walton County FL

Striving for Perfection Ministries
Location is 24 Bass Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548. Call 850-862-3899
Emergency assistance may be provided for rent, utilities, and other housing expenses as part of the Benevolence Enrichment Project and Striving for Perfection Ministries.

Housing Authority
27 Robinwood Dr SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Main Phone: (850) 243-3224
The agency also known as Fort Walton Beach Section 8/Public Housing processes the section 8 HUD voucher. This is the government's main rent assistance program, and it will subsidize a low income families monthly housing payment. It is for very low income families, and other HUD options may be for the disabled and senior citizens in Okaloosa and other counties. The office is at 27 Robinwood Drive SW in Fort Walton Beach. Or more on Section 8 in FL from HUD.




Shalimar Baptist Church
Address is 17 Fourth Avenue, Shalimar, FL, 32579. Call 850-651-1322
Funds are only for local Shalimar residents. Emergency rent payment help, assistance moving, and eviction prevention programs are offered to struggling tenants or the homeless.

Rocky Bayou Baptist Church
Appointments are needed and they only help people in Niceville and Valparaiso FL. Main Address is  2401 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578. Limited funds to help people pay rent, moving costs or utilities. Single moms, veterans and seniors often take priority. Rent help is only for qualified families in Niceville and Valparais. Main Phone: (850) 678-6062

Crestview Area shelter for the homeless
120 Duggan Ave, Crestview, FL 32536. Phone: (850) 398-5670
They offer rehousing programs, information on affordable, no wait list housing in Okaloosa County, rent grants and more.

Homelessness and Housing Alliance
Address: 151 Mary Esther Blvd Unit 509, Mary Esther, FL 32569. Phone: (850) 409-3070Apply for one time financial assistance, including to help with rent. Or get free vouchers, transitional housing and other aid. Any money for rent is limited.

The Matrix Community Outreach Center
Address: 37 N 9th St, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433. Phone: (850) 892-1090
While a thrift store, in some instances emergency money may be offered for rent, sometimes in the form of a loan.

Walton and Okaloosa County Legal Services
For intake, call (850) 432-2336
Low income families, tenants with an eviction as well as senior citizens may get free advice. Pro-bono or free lawyers help with housing and civil matters. Whether it is an eviction, predatory lenders, or foreclosure counseling, free legal support is offered.





Salvation Army of Okaloosa and also Walton Counties
Address - 425 Mary Esther Cut-Off, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548. Main number - 850-243-4531
Rent help is combined with shelter and more. They also offer funds for electric bills, shelter for domestic violence survivor, and referrals to government aid for everything from a grant from ESG for a deposit to health care or rent. Free motel vouchers may be provided to veterans and the homeless. Locate details on emergency help from Okaloosa County Salvation Army.

Opportunity, Inc.
305 Lovejoy Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548. Call 850-659-3190
This non-profit coordinates the Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care. Several charities and government agencies focus on stopping homelessness, including evictions and foreclosures. Receive referrals to grant programs for rent, shelters, and security deposit help. Other support may be storage for personal belongings, a resource directory, loans for housing costs, veteran shelter, and other rental assistance.

St. Mary's Outreach
Address is 11 First St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Telephone - (850) 243-0004
Only offers short term housing for a couple nights at most.

Tri-County - Ft. Walton Beach Services Outreach Office
913 Beal Pkwy N.W. #H, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547. Call (850) 200-4425
There is financial help, including hardship grants for rent, utility help, and moving assistance. Or learn about no wait list and affordable houses in Okaloosa County.

Elder Services Of Okaloosa County
Address is 207 Hospital Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548. Telephone - 850-833-9165
Process applications for energy bills help. Staff may refer the elderly or disabled to assistance for back rent, home repairs, and other aid.

Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
1170 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32549. Main phone - 850-362-6467
Can coordinate public housing for the very low income. Monthly rent payments are based on a percent of their income.

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
11 North B Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548. Call 850-244-2825
Emergency financial assistance or a loan may be available for a portion of rent, if the tenant contributes.





Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa County
Location - 104 Bullock Boulevard, Niceville, Florida, 32578. Call 850-678-8459


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