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Rental assistance in Tallahassee and Leon County 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 resources they can apply for. Find churches, government or charity agencies that provide immediate or long term rental assistance, including section 8 housing or free motel vouchers. Find information on other programs that can help pay security deposits, moving costs, or offer free apartments or legal aid to stop evictions as well as grants for back rent.

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, disabled 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 or the disabled can become self-sufficient over the long term. Or find more on disability housing.

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.

The Leon County non-profit also administers emergency programs including rent assistance, temporary homeless 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.

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 or (850) 224-3246.




Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides temporary cash aid from TANF and other benefits. The funds can be used as a form of housing and rental assistance program, with most of the aid for the very low income with families. 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 850-778-4045..

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. There are also income based apartments, family self-sufficiency, and information on home buying. Emergency section 8 rent vouchers may also be offered for immediate relief - when available.

They are part of the federal government section 8 housing voucher program. The organization can subsidize a low income families 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 from 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. For details, dial (850) 222-4026.

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. Contact is, or call (904) 448-5995. Or try the number of (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. There are volunteer attorneys as well as full time lawyers. Low income families with an eviction notice can get help, free representation and more. The location is 2119 Delta Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. The intake number is (850) 385-9007.





Leon County Florida Catholic Charities - Provides families and individuals with limited amounts of rent and mortgage assistance, furniture and other social services. Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida gives other support too 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. The address is 1380 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee, FL 32304., telephone number (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.

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. There may also be free motel or hotel vouchers, funds for utility bills (to stop homelessness) or rental arrears and other help. Address is 206 W. Virginia St., call (850) 222-0304

Housing for Better Health only assists people with AIDs or HIV. Emergency rent or deposit help, funds for moving costs, transportation and other support is offered. Emergency lodging and housing can also be a short term solution to getting money for back rent. Location is 4025 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The main number is (850) 245-4334

All About Love, Inc of Tallahassee, FL can help help low income tenants, who may be facing eviction, with utility bill extensions. Rent help is not offered, but utility bill assistance is offered from their list of housing programs. There may also be veteran benefits, referrals and more. Call (850) 591-2017

By Jon McNamara











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