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Rent assistance Palm Beach County area.

Find rental assistance programs and financial resources that can help low-income families in Palm Beach County. Some local churches, charities or government agencies will also offer support in locating permanent housing, including offering funds for a security deposit or placing senior citizens in affordable homes. A large number of organizations provide emergency rent help, section 8 vouchers or other housing programs to the low income. Priority is for the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single parents in the Palm Beach County Florida area.

In addition to the rent programs, get information on homeless shelters, grants and so called temporary or transitional housing. Some of these resources have stricter criteria, such as they may be focused on women, single mothers, veterans or people facing a short term financial crisis.

The cost of housing in the West Palm Beach area continues to be unaffordable for many residents. Due to this, various agencies (both government run and charities) provide extensive rental assistance, rehousing resources or eviction prevention services. There are also free attorneys that help renters avoid eviction. There may also be free housing assistance or apartments.

Palm Beach County Human Services – Multiple locations and offices are around the county. After a comprehensive assessment is provided to applicants, you may qualify for one of their options, including self-sufficiency services, emergency cash grants to pay back rent, or intervention. Examples of services provided include rent or deposit payments and other financial aid, including for relocation.

  • Belle Glade, Florida, phone (561) 996-1630.
  • Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-274-1130
  • Riviera Beach, Florida 33404. Phone number ( 561-694-7450)

Urban League Emergency Food & Shelter and  Homeless Prevention Program – Tenants faced with eviction, this non-profit may offer emergency financial assistance for housing expenses and other needs. Clients may get help with paying their rent from a loan or other sources from the office at 1700 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407. Also, job training, case management and additional self-sufficiency is administered as well. (561) 833-1461

Assistance Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach, Florida (telephone (561) 364-9501) can offer shelter for up to 2 days. There is also up to $450 maximum provided for rental assistance, food, medication, and other resources. The non-profit is at 145 NE 4th Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Legal Aid Society (phone (561) 655-8944) also can assist low income and disadvantaged individuals in the county. They may have referrals to housing programs, including legal aid for foreclosure, evictions, discriminatory housing and rental disputes. The lawyers operate from 423 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Reach Shelter Program helps the homeless and those on the verge of it. The non-profit may occassional have emergency rent assistance. There are also shelters, help for transient people, case management and more. The address is 1320 Henrietta Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For information on financial aid for rent, deposits, or referrals, call (561) 514-0564.

The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center works with local Palm beach County social service agencies. Call (561) 904-7900. Get information on government grants for bills or rent, free legal aid, homeless prevention or housing first programs, and more. They may also help with paying lot rent, providing free furniture, applications to cash aid, and other services. The location is 1000 45th St, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407.

Faith Hope Love and Charity assists veterans only (or their families). The goal is to rehouse them. Learn about section 8, security deposit help, low income apartments and more. Address is 4315 Davis Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Phone - (561) 649-9919.

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service – Regardless of religion and background, the center (address: 21300 Ruth and Baron Colem Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428) can offer a wide variety of other services. They deal with emergency needs, housing and health related issues, including direct financial assistance for rent. Phone (561) 852-3333.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church – Minimal funds for paying bills and housing expenses, including for renters. The address is 370 SW 3rd St, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Phone: (561) 392-0007

Palm Beach County Housing Authority - The center also runs the section 8 voucher program for the region, however there is almost always a waiting list or the enrollment period may be closed. Senior citizens and some women may qualify for emergency section 8 HUD vouchers. Call (561) 684-2160. The PHA is at 3432 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

 

 

 

 

PBC Division of Community Action and Human Services has multiple centers. There may be emergency rent assistance provided as well as self-sufficiency. Government grants can be used for this, and clients can also learn about low income housing or apartments. A major focus is on housing veterans and their families. Call for information or referrals to rent help.

  • 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Main number is (561) 355-4792
  • The address is 1699 Wingfield Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Call (561) 355-4792
  • North County Office is based at 1440 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Riviera Beach, FL 33404. For information on grant or rent, call (561) 355-4792
  • South County Office address - 225 S. Congress Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444. Phone - (561) 355-4792

First Stop Veterans' Resource Center offers wrap around housing services from Faith Hope Love Charity Inc. Veterans and families can apply for government grants for paying their rent, rehousing, mortgage help, and VA benefits. Homeless military members can get help with paying rental or utility deposits as well as free vouchers for a motel room for a night or so. The location is 3175 S Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, Florida 33461. Dial (561) 968-1612.

Adopt-A-Family Of The Palm Beaches is a non-profit that raised money to help the less fortunate. Programs include A Place Called Home (housing and rent help for the disabled), short term rental or utility bill help, Family Empowerment, Service Enriched Housing and more. Tenants, homeowners, and those seeking a place may get assistance. Location is 1712 2nd N Ave, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460. There is also the Homeless Intervention Program (HIP). Call (561) 253-1361.

City of Delray Beach Neighborhood Services offers federal government and state grants. The poor, unemployed, disabled and others may benefit, including for home repairs, immediate financial aid for renters, LIHEAP and other resources. The office is at 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444. Dial (561) 243-7280 for information on housing programs.

Shirley and Barton Weisman Delray Community Center is part of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Various social services and emergency financial help, including for rent, utilities, security deposits, moving and more regardless of faith. Address is 7091 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446. To see if funding, dial (561) 558-2100

Homeless prevention and rehousing is a government supported program. Based on the Palm Beach County residents need, it may provide cash grants for rent expenses, energy bills, or legal aid. The homeless in the area can apply for support including transitional housing, security or rental deposits, and occasional motel vouchers as well to get them off the streets. More on Palm Beach County eviction assistance.

The Volen Center has health, housing and human services for the older population of South Palm Beach County. Office is at 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486. Phone (561) 395-8920.

Salvation Army – After verifying need, can offer housing counseling and they operate a referral service. There is also also emergency assistance for such bills as rent. A number of social services and government programs are administered too. They also run the Emergency Food & Shelter Program, transitional housing and homeless shelters. Financial help for rent or utility is combined with case management.

  • Lake Worth Salvation Army - (561) 968-8189
  • 300 SW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33432 -  (561) 391-1344
  • Salvation Army 1577 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Telephone - (561) 682-1118
  • Other locations exist as well. Learn more on Palm Beach County Salvation Army housing programs.

 

 

 

 

Center for Family Services Palm Beach County – Families with children may qualify for assistance, including shelter, rent, mortgage payments and case management services. The non-profit is at 4101 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Single moms may also apply for a grant for paying past due rental expenses. Learn about other local Palm Beach area resources too. Call (561) 616-1222.

Homeless Coalition is based at 810 Datura St., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. A number of assistance programs are offered by the coalition, with most of the aid referrals. Get information on free motel vouchers, HUD programs, rapid rehousing, free grant money for rent and more. Call (561) 355-4663.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council can provide various assistance programs. The church based group may offer financial aid for electric bills, rent arrears, and other expenses. There may be free furniture for low income households as well. SVDP helps renters from multiple locations, including the charity is at 2560 Westgate Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, and phone number is (561) 697-9699. Another site is 6801 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, FL 33467, phone (561) 697-9699.

Farmworker Coordinating Council assists migrants and seasonal workers in Palm Beach County. They offer household items and funds for rent to stop an eviction. Educational support and more is available too. Address is 1123 Crestwood Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Call (561) 533-7227

Catholic Charities of Palm Beach County, which is located at 9995 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410, (dial ((561) 775-9560) ) may be able to provide social welfare assistance to those families and individuals in crisis. Get access to limited financial assistance for paying rent, and this is just an example of what is offered.

Families First Of Palm Beach County – They are a local federal government FEMA provider for rent/mortgage assistance and other housing vouchers. The programs are comprehensive in nature. West Palm Beach, Florida, (561) 721-2802

Coalition For Independent Living Options, Inc. – Can only help people with disabilities and only if they have an eviction notice. The rent assistance from the agency can help the disabled supplement what they already receive from SSI. Address is 400 N Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407, dial (561) 966-4288

Florida Palm Beach Legal Services can assist with tenant and landlord concerns, including assistance for evictions. Free legal aid and support is offered by pro-bono attorneys for housing matters, security deposit disputes, and more. In West Palm Beach, dial (800) 284-4588 or in Belle Glade, call (561) 993-0003.

Boca Helping Hands – The unemployed and homeless can get assistance from this non-profit, which is funded by local community resources to assist those in need. Limited rental assistance may be offered. Location is 1500 NW 1st Ct, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Phone - ((561) 417-0913.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Place is focused on stopping homelessness (evictions and foreclosures) and rehousing people. Whether advice, permanent housing placement, or low income homes, support is offered. Location is 2808 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407. Phone (561) 494-0125

Cafe Joshua location is 2808 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407. Low-income families with children, including single moms, can get rent help. There is permanent supportive housing, vocational training and other aid. Call (561) 494-0125

Rapid Re-Housing for victims of domestic violence. There is everything from money for an apartment deposit to legal aid, emergency accommodations and up to 3 months rent help for subsidized, affordable homes. Address is 1016 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Call (561) 640-0050

Additional Palm Beach County deposit or housing assistance

The following non-profits can assist with housing expenses, rent, and/or bills. Families can access shelter placement, free food, or permanent housing placement assistance. There may be funds to pay for first month’s rent, security deposits, or utility payments. Staff will also generally offer information on other local resources.

  • Project Up Life (561) 842-4338
  • St Ignatius Outreach (561) 627-7478
  • North Palm Beach – St Paul the Cross (561) 696-1873
  • Tequesta – St Jude (561) 743-6127
  • SE WPB – Southern Blvd/Dixie Hwy – St Juliana (561) 833-9745
  • Lantana – Holy Spirit (East f I95), dial (561) 585-9242
  • East Lake Worth – Sacred Heart SVDP - (561) 845-0562
  • West Lake Worth: St Luke (561) 845-0562
  • Hispanic Human Resources Council - West Palm Beach (561) 641-7400
  • Community Action – Lake Worth 588-3838 with second location at Riviera Beach (561) 845-4670
  • Human Services – Riviera Beach (561) 848-4644
  • Children & Family Services (HRS) WPB 616-1500/LW 963-3000/Riviera Bch 841-2000
  • West Palm Beach TAC (561) 355-4792
  • Safe Harbor West Palm Beach (ages 10-17) 833-2400 or 80-433-0010
  • Housing Rivera Beach (561) 845-7450
  • Gratitude House (Addict & pregnant 18, years and older) (561) 833-6826
  • CARP (Addict & Pregnant women 18 years and older) (561) 844-6400
  • AVDA (Delray Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) (561) 265-2900
  • Susan B Anthony Recovery Center (954) 733-6068

 

By Jon McNamara

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