Rental assistance in Tallahassee Florida.

Rent, security deposit, and housing assistance is offered in Tallahassee and Leon County Florida. Low income, seniors, unemployed, and disabled residents have a number of financial assistance programs and agencies that they can apply to for help. Find information on churches, charities, as well as government rent programs and locations below.

The demand for housing assistance in the Tallahassee area is very high, and only a limited number of families will be able to receive funds to pay rent or deposits. Priority is usually given to families with children, the elderly, and people who are facing a short term crisis. In addition to providing immediate relief and cash assistance, many of the Leon County Florida organizations will also provide case management, counseling, and advice so people can become self-sufficient over the long term.

Community Action Agency - Part of the nationwide community action agency program. Offers a number of financial assistance programs, including rent and utility assistance, deposits, and eviction prevention. Also get long term counseling for self-sufficiency.

Some additional resources of what they can offer includes (if funds are available) up to 14 days housing in a local hotel, and the organization may have funds available to assist with paying part of security deposit for apartment and rent. 301 Office Plaza Dr., Tallahassee Florida dial (850) 222-2043 for an appointment.

ECHO Outreach Ministries - The non-profit has an emergency resources program that assists with  referrals to other programs and agencies, house wares, and ID assistance for clients that are homeless. They also also operate a shelter family homeless families, and have the only free furniture bank in the Leon County area. 703 W. Madison St., call (850) 224-3245





Department of Children and Families (DCF) Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP) - This is a statewide housing and rental assistance program. Get help, including security deposit assistance as well as assistance with first month's rent. The state will issue cash grants for these expenses. The program is only for families with children. 1317 Winewood, call (850) 488-3790.

Tallahassee Housing Authority - Runs the federal government Section 8 housing voucher program, which offers assistance with rent in the private rental market, according to the family's total household income. 2940 Grady Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 32312-2210, call (850) 385-6126

Casa Calderon - While they do not provide rental assistance, they do offer low income housing for people that are elderly or disabled.
Address: 800 W Virginia St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 222-4026

Jericho Outreach Ministry, Inc. - Offers Emergency Financial Assistance, regardless of religion. People must be delinquent on their bills. 10 W. King St., Basement of St. Paul's, dial (850) 875-3733





Lutheran Social Services of North Florida - Provides low-income families, transitional and permanent housing to help a family get back on their feet, housing, and more services for the needy. 606 West 4th Avenue, Suite 11, main phone number (850) 575-4309/2868

Big Bend Homeless Coalition supports all of Leon County. A focus is on helping veterans with their rent to avoid an eviction. Others may receive help, sometimes in the form of a loan for utilities or rental costs, on a case by case basis. The office is at 325 John Knox Road in Tallahassee, or dial (850) 597-5595.

Legal Services of Leon County provides free advice or representation to tenants facing an eviction. The intake number is (850) 385-9007.

Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc. - Administers emergency programs including rent assistance, temporary shelter, and no interest loans for home repairs, as funding allows. 309 Office Plaza Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, dial (850) 222-2043. Or continue with Capital Area community action.

Leon County Florida Catholic Charities - Provides families and individuals with limited amounts of rent and mortgage assistance. 855 W. Carolina St., telephone number (850) 222-2180

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida - Meet with staff to get information on assistance programs. Free vouchers for emergency family motel stays, rent assistance, eviction prevention advice, and more. Case management and referrals are provided too. 855 W. Carolina St.. Dial (850) 222-2180, or more on Catholic Charities in Leon County.

Grants and support from Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing are available in Leon County and the city. Emergency aid for rental arrears, legal aid, and utility bill help is combined with case management. Tenants, senior citizens, and immigrants can apply for grants for rent and more. Locate homeless prevention assistance in Leon County.




Tallahassee Housing Authority offers several low income housing and rental assistance programs. They are part of the federal government section 8 housing voucher program. The organization can subsidize your rent and housing costs. They also have information on low income private and public housing units in Leon County for pregnant women, families, elderly persons or disabled. 2940 Grady Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-2198, telephone (850) 385-6126.

Salvation Army - Call to see if funds are available for rent help and to make an appointment. When possible, a grant is used for housing expenses. Address is 206 W. Virginia St., call (850) 222-0304

By Jon McNamara

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