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Sumter County rent assistance.

Several agencies provide rental assistance to qualified low income families in Sumter County. The non-profits and charities that offer help may also offer funds for a security deposit or shelter. The government programs in Sumter County that offer help with rent will also stress self-sufficiency as well as personal responsibility of the applicant.

Many of the organizations are based in the city of Bushnell, but some are located in other parts of Sumter County or even nearby counties. No matter where to low income family, the senior, disabled person, or single mom lives there is also a focus on stopping homelessness. A major part of that involves helping with rent payments, offer legal aid, case management, free eviction defense services, and low interest loans. A number of emergency rental and housing assistance programs are in place for qualified low income tenants or those that are facing a short term crisis.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program of Sumter County
2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key #12
Lecanto, FL. 34461
This is run in partnership with Citrus County. Very low income families can get an income based housing unit or apartment. There are also public housing units, home buying resources, and other resource in addition to section 8 vouchers.

Sumter County and Mid Florida Community Services
Office is 100 E. Dade Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
Dial (352) 793-6111
This is the local office of the community action agency. Much of the aid is case management/referrals, but the agency can refer clients to financial aid for rent, ESG grants, job placement, low income housing services, and more. They tackle all aspects of poverty, and also focus on senior nursing homes and accommodations.





Christian Care Center Inc
Location is 115 N 13th St
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 314-8733
Ministries from this church help the low, unemployed, disabled, and those in poverty. Learn about rent assistance, pregnancy services, programs for new or single moms, and much more.

Salvation Army of Sumter County
The Family Service center is at 870 N. Main Street
Bushnell, FL 33513
Call (352) 568-2284
Money for rent, utilities, and housing comes from the Emergency Financial Assistance Programs. The grants is combined with case management and self-sufficiency. In addition to the rent help or homeless shelter, EA also gives food, low cost furniture, and other assistance in Both Sumter and Lake Counties.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida – Sumter County Offices
Location is 1321 Sunshine Avenue
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Sumter County families can dial (352) 460-0700
Homeless prevention programs, food, funds for rent or security deposits, and even low cost housing communities are on site.

Family Emergency Assistance from United Way Of Lake And Sumter Counties
Office address 32644 Blossom Lane
Leesburg, FL 34788
Telephone number is 352-460-4360
Grants from partners can help pay rent, mortgages, utility bills, and even mobile home lot rent. There are also budgeting and financial literacy classes.




Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
106 North Osceola Ave.
Inverness, Florida 34450
(352) 726-6592
Eviction prevention, domestic violence programs, and other free legal aid is arranged. They focus on seniors, the destitute, women facing DV, and anyone threatened by homelessness.


By Jon McNamara











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