Rental assistance in Brevard County Florida.

Find help for paying rent and housing expenses in Brevard County Florida. Non-profit agencies, charities, churches and government organizations can assist with basic needs including providing cash assistance for paying security deposits, eviction prevention services, and emergency rental assistance. Find the leading organizations to call below.

Funding for all programs is always limited, and unfortunately not everyone will qualify for aid. For those who are not eligible for rental assistance, or if funding runs out, the non-profit agencies can usually refer individuals or families to other local Brevard County charities. Or they may have information on state of Florida or federal government assistance programs. Learn about all the services available, including shelter, low income housing, cash grants for rent, and much more.

Ascension Catholic Church, Social Concerns
1238 Aurora Road
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Phone 259-5685
Offers numerous grants and financial assistance programs, including help for rent, utilities, mortgages, and much more. Also provides information and case management. Serves residents of Melbourne and North of Eau Gallie Causeway.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul (Cocoa Beach)
Address - 5301 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Main phone - (321) 799-3677
The local SVDP offers assistance to those who are facing a crisis, who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. The ways in which SVDP can help includes providing housing assistance, utility assistance, furniture, rent, and even funeral expenses.





Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
3050 N. Hwy. A1A
Indialantic, Florida 32903
Call 773-2783

Sharing Center – This is one of the leading non-profit agencies in the Brevard County Florida area. Programs help with paying rent, coordinates low income housing, and offer water, utilities, and gas assistance. They run a number of tenant assistance programs, including household & personal items that are given out. Some families may also be given cash loans for paying rent. The locations to apply at are below.

  • Sharing Center (South Brevard), 17 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901, Phone number - 727-8581
  • 2881 Palm Bay Road NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905, dial 676-2965
  • Central Brevard Sharing Center/Client Assistance, 113 Aurora Street, Cocoa, Florida 32922, Call (321) 631-0306
  • North Brevard Charities Sharing Center, 4475 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780, phone (321) 269-6555

Housing & Community Development
695 East University Blvd. 32901
Telephone - 674-5734 Call for availability of funds. Services include purchase home buying and assistance program and a repair program for homeowners in Melbourne only. Also learn about government housing assistance, like section 8.





Titusville Housing Authority
Office address: 524 Hopkins Avenue
Titusville, Florida 32780
Dial 1-321-267-7288
Programs include Government Public housing, Section 8 and Assisted living.

Volunteers of America
Location - 924 Peachtree Street
Cocoa, FL 32922
Dial 631-2963
Runs a shelter, offers short term transitional housing and a job placement program.

Brevard County Housing & Human Services Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building B, Suite l03
Viera, Florida 32940
Call 633-2076
Resources administered include home repair program, which includes electrical insulation, leaking roofs, repairs for furnaces, and hot water heaters. The weatherization program includes mobile homes.

Coalition for Hungry and Homeless
900 Dixon Blvd.
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Phone 639-0166
Runs transitional housing program for very low income and/or homeless people. Info and referrals for low income housing units is available, as well as shelter for homeless.

Cocoa Housing Authority
828 Stone Street
Cocoa, FL 32922
Call 636-8534
Provides low income housing.




Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
Toll free number - 1-866-469-7444
Pro-bono lawyers offer free legal advice helpline for eligible Brevard County Florida residents.

Catholic Charities Family Emergency Assistance Program
5135 North Cocoa Boulevard
Cocoa, Florida 32927
Main Office phone number - (321) 636-6144
A number of low income and social service programs are administered. Apply for emergency rent help and assistance for electric bills. Also learn about state of Florida government assistance, as well as federal government programs. Funding for paying rent is very limited, but residents can try. Other support is given too. Find more details on housing assistance from Catholic Charities in Brevard County.

Social Services - Community Action
Address is 400 Varr Avenue South
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone number: 321-633-1951
Provides help to qualified families and individuals.

Churches that are part of Catholic Charities. Volunteers or staff may have referrals to shelters, possible programs to help with security deposits for the homeless, charities that offer loans for paying rent, and meals. Call the Cocoa Florida area agency at 321-338-2986.

Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
1038 Harvin Way
Rockledge, FL 32955
Telephone number is (321) 631-2500
Low income tenants facing eviction can get free legal support and aid. They may be able to help prevent, or postpone homelessness. Other representation for civil matters are also offered in Brevard County.

Community Action Team-Cocoa
Address: 400 South Varr Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Call (321) 633-1951
The local community action agency for this town which is in Brevard County. Both offers short term cash assistance, as well as case management and longer term self-sufficiency programs. Tenants that struggle to borrow money can also get help from no-credit loans.

Community Action Team-Titusville
611 Singleton Avenue
Titusville, FL  32780
Dial (321) 633-1951
Similar to the community action agency above in the programs and resources they administer for the needy.

Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP)
Toll free number - (877) 891-6445
This is the state of Florida rental assistance program. Brevard County unemployed, low income, and others can call to learn if they qualify for emergency rent help.

Housing and Community Development, City of Melbourne
695 E University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32901-7121
Office phone number - (321) 674-5734
Clients need to be on the path to self-sufficiency. So since aid is limited and families need to participate in case management, loans may be issued for rental or other housing expenses.





Brevard County Salvation Army – There are a few locations around the county, as listed below. They are the local branch offices of this national charity organization. Receive case management, funds to prevention evictions, advice on landlord/tenant issues, shelter, and low income housing. They provide financial assistance with paying utilities, rent and mortgage. Applicants need to have an eviction notice to receive financial assistance with rent. Must have final foreclosure notice to receive financial assistance with paying your mortgage. Call to see if they have funding, and if you qualify for emergency rent help.

  • Salvation Army, Central, 919 Peachtree Street, Cocoa, Florida 32922, phone (321) 632-6060
  • Salvation Army, North, 1218 W Main Street, Titusville, FL  32796, dial (321) 269-3110
  • Salvation Army, South, 1080 S Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida 32901, telephone (321) 724-0494

A Helping Hand Resale Store Inc.
Merritt Island, FL 32952
This charity was created to help those low income residents in need of assistance with rent, medical bills, housing, food, utilities, shelter, special needs, clothing, furniture etc. This is the primary mission of a local church who saw the need on a daily basis either from it's membership or general public.

St. Vincent de Paul of St. Joseph Parish
Palm Bay, Florida 32906-0443
Call (321) 768-7882


By Jon McNamara

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