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Rental assistance programs in Pensacola Florida area.

Find charities and churches across the region will offer rent help to residents of both Escambia as well as nearby Santa Rosa County Florida. While administering emergency assistance for helping a tenant stay in their home or apartment is a priority, there are also short term transitional housing solutions, free hotel vouchers and security deposit programs. Find where to get rent assistance near you in Pensacola Florida and the counties.

The agencies that provide these rental assistance programs will issue the qualified family a grant or a no-interest loan to use towards a payment. They can also provide support to the person for a long term solution, and this may be referrals to section 8 vouchers, hardship grants for future rental payments or public housing. The crisis is therefore addressed and the staff will also coordinate a program to help the tenant maintain the home over time.

Low income families, seniors and the disabled as well as single moms in the greater Escambia County area have several places to turn to for security deposit or rent help, and they include the following. All financial help for bills or housing it limited. It is recommend to call for rental assistance before an eviction notice has been served.

Places that help with rent in Escambia and Santa Rosa County

Address is 115 Gregory Sq, Pensacola, FL 32502, Pensacola, FL 32501. Main Phone – 855-909-6757
The goal is to coordinate permanent housing for the family. Temporary financial assistance (TFA) with a security deposit is combined with first months rent. Budgets are also developed with the tenant. The goal is to ensure the apartment selected and the monthly rent amount is affordable. There is also rent help for veterans in Pensacola, including free grant money from SSVF.

Community Action of Escambia and Santa Rosa
2050 W. Blount St., Pensacola, Florida 32501. Call  (850) 438-4021
Grants are issued for rent, apply for LIHEAP, and receive other financial aid. They also support working poor families and senior citizens in Santa Rosa County. The non-profit helps fight poverty, offer housing (mortgage and free rental payment grants) as well as other support. More on Community Action Agency in Escambia County.




Lutheran Services
Location is 7008 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Call 850-497-7157
Shelters as well as transitional housing is arranged for veterans. They also run the federally funded Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV service.

Samaritan Hands
Address: 511 Tarragona Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501. 850-438-8907
Various assistance programs are offered, including for back rent, free motel vouchers or basic needs. A limited amount of money for a partial rent, utility or housing payment in Pensacola may be offered as part of homeless prevention.

Interfaith Ministries Financial Assistance
Address - 4335 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563. Call (850) 934-8385
Funds for rent are focused on the needy, including low income disabled and elderly. The goal is to keep the family housed. The South Santa Rosa charity also has resources range from rent assistance to security deposits and more. Staff also offer case management and link clients to other regional non-profits or government benefits.

United Ministries
257-B East Lee Street, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Call 850) 433-2333
Rent as well as mortgage help is for families with children, including single parents. The assistance is to resolve a crisis only, and some applicants are provided a loan as well. Pregnant women or single moms, veterans and others can get immediate rental assistance or a few dollars for electric.

Catholic Charities
1815 North 6th Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Phone (850) 435-3516 or 850-436-6425
Churches that are part of Catholic Charities offer Emergency Financial and Rental Assistance. The program is available on a case-by-case basis only. There is also support for immigrants and migrant workers, including for housing or legal needs.

Tender Hearts Caring Hands is based in Pensacola Florida but also supports Santa Rosa residents. After a screening is done, money may be issued for back rent. An appointment is needed at the Ministry Village At Olive, and dial 850-473-4466, and the non-profit is also part of Ministry Village at Olive Inc.

Veterans Affairs
Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic - 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, FL 32507. Call 850) 912-2000
Homeless or veterans threatened by an eviction can look into VA benefits or the Health Care For Homeless Veterans (HCHV) referral service. There is also HUD-VASH, job or budgeting help, and loans for future home buying programs.







Loaves and Fishes - Transitional Housing
257 East Lee Street, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Telephone - 850-438-7616
When leaving the temporary housing, long term support for first or last months rent is issued.

Housing Authorities
Section 8 vouchers as well as public housing are coordinated. There is income based housing with no-wait list, supportive apartments for low-income seniors, housing vouchers and more.

  • 5668 Byrom Street, Milton, Florida 32570. Call (850)623-8216
  • 420 W Chase St, Pensacola, FL 32502. Call (850) 858-0350
  • Other offices and programs are offered too. More on emergency section 8 HUD vouchers in Florida.

Opening Doors NW Florida
Location is 1020 North New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL. Call 850-439-3009
They offer homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs. There is emergency rent assistance, free motel or hotel vouchers, security deposit or moving help and more. The goal is to stop homelessness (eviction and foreclosures) in Santa Rosa and Escambia County as well as rehouse those that need it.

Legal Services of Northwest Florida
1741 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32501. Dial (850) 432-8222
Civil legal aid is for eviction, liens, foreclosures, and any repairs needed to a home by a landlord. Or try the other pro-bono, or free law firm, or Northwest Florida Legal Services. This number is 850-432-2336.


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