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Rental assistance Marion County Florida.

Low income families will get rent assistance in Ocala and Marion County Florida. People who are faced with an eviction, who need help paying for a security deposit, the homeless or tenants who are in need of housing counseling can call one of the charity organizations, churches or government programs referenced below. Learn where to get help with rent near you in Marion County FL.

There may be housing assistance to stop homeless or rehouse/move families in Marion County Florida, and all grants or loans can help pay the bills, moving costs, or rent. Or low-income families, seniors and the disabled can get free legal consultations to stop an eviction or access to section 8 apartments.

Some of the agencies can provide funding to help pay rent in an emergency (such as an eviction), and others can refer people to government homeless prevention programs. There are also a combination of grants as well as loans used to assist tenants, with a focus on single moms, veterans and the elderly.

Many of the hardship funds available for paying rent or deposits have waiting lists, and Marion County families need to be found to be eligible for help. It is always recommended to call for help prior to receiving an eviction notice, or before you move and need immediate help with paying for a security deposit.

Organizations that help pay rent in Marion County FL

Annie Johnson Senior Services Center - While funding is limited, Dunnellon area residents may be eligible for free emergency help with paying rent, mortgage, and other housing expenses such as utilities. Residents can only apply for housing or rental payments at most once per year. The address is 20625 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431. The phone number is (352) 445-6542

Brothers Keeper - A housing counselor is on site for guidance and referrals. In addition, the non-profit may have limited rental assistance. Or get a homeless shelter and free, temporary housing or emergency motel vouchers. Location is 2320 NW 10th St, Ocala, FL 34470, call 352-622-3846

Ocala Office of Department Of Children And Families / Florida Office On Homelessness - This government agency administers the Emergency Financial Assistance For Housing Program in Marion County. When funding is available, qualified low-income families who are faced with an eviction.

There is also money available for back rent, utility deposits or mortgage payments. The government can also help people who experienced a disaster, including with a hotel voucher. Address is 3895 SW 13th St, Ocala, FL 34474, or call (866) 762-2237 or 850-488-3700




Shepherd’s LightHouse only supports homeless women or children, or those that are soon to be evicted due to rent arrears. They operate a homeless shelter and transitional housing. The Belleview Florida charity works to place women, including single moms, into affordable apartments, including no wait list homes.

They only assist women (including single mothers) and children. Rent, transitional housing, legal aid for DV, and more is arranged to ensure the women and kids are safe Referrals may be given to rent or security deposit programs and other aid. The street is 5930 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, FL 34420 and phone number is 352-347-6575.

Ocala Housing Authority - Rental assistance payments from section 8 vouchers are offered to income-eligible residents in Marion County. Also apply for subsidized housing units. There are emergency section 8 apartments too for women facing DV or the elderly. The address is 1629 NW 4th St, Ocala, FL 34475, phone 352-369-2636

The Salvation Army / The Center Of Hope - A number of emergency financial assistance, housing and social service programs are administered. Among them include an emergency shelter for men, women and children. The non-profit can also offer emergency rental assistance in Marion County FL to people faced with an eviction, or deposits for moving expenses, including to migrant workers.

Other basic needs can be provided for, as well as case management. Some Marion County Florida residents may be given a loan from the charity for their rental payments. They also run a transitional housing program for families with children making transition from a homeless shelter to independent living. Location is 320 N.W. First Ave., Ocala, 732-8326

Catholic Charities Of Central Florida Family Assistance Office - Regardless of religion, case workers provide resources, grants and financial management counseling. The charity is also encouraging self-sufficiency, as well as emergency rent/mortgage assistance, cooling and utility assistance and as well as free furniture for an apartment. A major focus is on the homeless, immigrants, and single moms that need rent help. Call (352) 460-0700





Rapid Rehousing and Eviction Programs are administered by agencies that are part of the Continuum of Care. Federal government grants are used for housing needs, including rent, moving costs, and security/utility deposits. Shelter as well as rental assistance is provided to end homelessness. More on Marion County eviction assistance.

St. Marks SVDP provides grants for housing, mortgages, and rental needs. The charity works to end homelessness in Marion County, and combines financial help with case management. Any rent help provided ASAP requires a home visit. The address is of SVDP is 7165 SE 73rd Ave, Summerfield, FL 34491. Dial (352) 245-4700 for intake.

St. Theresa Catholic Church Social Services is based at 11528 US-301, Belleview, FL 34420.  Families living in poverty and single moms with an eviction notice can apply for rent help. There is also emergency money for mortgages and utilities, along with back rent, on a case by case basis. Or free vouchers to pay for a hotel are offered. Dial (352) 245-2458

Central Florida Community Action Agency and the Marion County Office is at  3510 NE 14th St, Ocala, FL 34470. They may have referrals and information on emergency rent assistance programs, free government grants, job programs, and more. The office is in Ocala, FL 34470. Energy bill help and other support is given too, including with rent money or legal support. Call (352) 732-3008 for referrals to housing, rent, food and other assistance. More on housing assistance from Central Florida Community Action.

Marion County Homeless Council - Runs the federal government homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program. This includes rent and utility assistance for tenants, mortgage foreclosure prevention, and funds for paying security deposits and motel vouchers.

Low to moderate income residents can access affordable housing opportunities. Learn about section 8 as well as local safe and affordable apartments and housing units. A waiting list is in place, and income subsidized homes-apartments from section 8 rent vouchers in Marion County Florida are also for seniors and the disabled.

It can basically offer interim hotel or motel housing for tenants evicted due to landlord foreclosures. Marion County residents will be required to sustain payments on their own after any financial assistance is rendered. Location is 108 N Magnolia Ave #202, Ocala, FL 34475, phone 352-732-1369.





Community Legal Services Of Mid-Florida, Inc. - Areas of free legal assistance for low income residents and seniors includes landlord/tenant issues and eviction prevention. The free, volunteer lawyers are at 2300 S.E. 17th Street, Suite 201, Ocala Florida. Dial 352-629-6257.


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