Recent Resource Changes

Text

your zip code to 898211

Call 211

from any phone 24 hours a day. 

Reemployment Assistance

Infographic on the latest COVID-19 Reemployment Insurance Eligibility. 

 

Paper English Reemployment Application

Paper English application. 

 

Paper Spanish Reemployment Application

Paper Spanish Application. 

 

Kid Summer Breakspot Feeding Sites

Flyer with all Summer Breakspot locations. 

 

Meals on Wheels 4 kids

Flyer on how to get access to delivered food. 

 

You May be eligible for up to $313.50 for groceries per child

Flyer with Information about P-EBT Support

FL Eviction Protection

Check this website to see if your address is protected. 

 

TENANT RIGHTS

Infographic on tenant rights about evictions from Gulfocast Legal Services. 

 

FAQ's for Renters: Eviction Moratorium

A guide for renters navigating the eviction process from Bay Area Legal Services

CDC Eviction Moratorium

CDC Eviction Moratorium Federal Register announcement. 

 

Renter Questions

Know your tenant rights about evictions from Bay Area Legal Services. 

 

CDC Declaration Form

The CDC Declaration Form for the courts and landlords.  

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Illness Isolation

  • If you get sick, call your doctor and they will instruct you on the next steps.
  • Practice social and physical distancing in your home.
  • If you are ill, self-isolate yourself in a room in your home away from others in your house. Stay isolated even for meals away from others until the quarantine period passes.
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently and clean surfaces immediately.

Homeless Shelters

  • Are not doing new intakes.
  • Pinellas Safe Harbor is open doing intakes until they reach capacity.
  • Are screening current residents for COVID-19

For more information, please visit the Homeless Leadership Alliance.

 

Food

  • Do not hoard food.
  • Help support those vulnerable folks without basic necessities.
  • The Tampa Bay Hunder Network is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure food distribution for all. For food-related information, go to the Hunger Network website.
  • Summer Breakspot programs are open and available to students in need of food. Find a site by clicking here.

Public Schools

Transportation

  • Ride United is dispatching free rides. Click here for more on Ride United. 
  • For the latest information on bus routes, click here

 Benefits and Financial Assistance

  • Complete your tax returns, if not already done so, to ensure funds during the work transition.
  • Reemployment insurance has been expanded to include those affected by COVID-19 layoffs, pay interruption or illness. Learn more at the Florida Jobs website.
  • Pinellas County assistance is available to individuals and families affected by COVID-19 to help maintain housing. Text covidcares to 898211. Applications are still being accepted. Click here for more information. 
  • Pinellas Cares Nonprofit Grants are now available to eligible nonprofits organizations. Grants management is being done by the Pinellas Community Foundation. Click here for more information. 

Utility Provider Updates

  • Disconnections for utilities has started.
  • Clients are encouraged to stay in contact with their vendors. This can help differ payment and will help them avoid building a large balance later that may pose additional hardships.

Here are the ways to pay your utility bill or contact your vendor:

  • Duke Energy - Need help from Duke Energy Florida, call 888.634.4354 or check the Duke website here.

Physical and Behavioral Health

  • Telehealth is being implemented. Check with your doctors and therapists about methods to continue medical appointments.
  • Call your primary care physician first for any health-related issues you are having. Do not show up to their office without alerting them first.