Struggling with Overdue Rent and Utilities Payments?

There are several programs in Pinellas County that can assist you with overdue rent and utilities.  Please note that sometimes these assistance programs have specific eligibility criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to receive financial assistance with rent and/or utility payments.  211 TBC encourages you to review the eligibility requirements for each and if you have any questions concerning specific eligibility requirements you contact the program directly.

Programs for Adults Without Minor Children

Adult Emergency Financial Assistance Program (AEFAP)

  • This program is only for adults without minor children.
  • Eligible individuals and married couples need to be Pinellas County residents, over the age of 18 or legally emancipated youth, and under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here for a link to the most recent Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Assistance is provided only once every 12 months.
  • For more information about the program and other required documentation click
  • To speak to someone, you can text your zip code to 898211 or call 211.

Homeowner Assistance Fund - (individuals and families)

  • Eligible individuals and families must have experienced a financial hardship after, or that continued after, January 21, 2020.
  • Families must meet income qualifications
  • Must be a homeowner and be requesting assistance for your primary residence.
  • Other potential assistance with internet, utilities, homeowners insurance, and property taxes may be eligible under this program.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here

Programs for families with minor children age 17 and younger

Family Services Initiative

  • This program is only for pregnant women or families with minor children age 17 and younger.
  • Eligible families need to be Pinellas County residents, have sustainable income and have income under 250% of the federal poverty level. Click here for a link to the most recent Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here
  • To speak to someone, you can call 727-888-4357 or complete an online form by clicking here

Homeowner Assistance Fund - (individuals and families)

  • Eligible families must have experienced a financial hardship after, or that continued after, January 21, 2020.Families must meet income qualifications
  • Must be a homeowner and be requesting assistance for your primary residence.
  • Other potential assistance with internet, utilities, homeowners insurance, and property taxes may be eligible under this program.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here

Struggling with Overdue Mortgage Payments?

Programs for Adults without Minor Children

Adult Emergency Financial Assistance Program (AEFAP)

  • This program is only for adults without minor children.
  • Eligible individuals and married couples need to be Pinellas County residents, over the age of 18 or legally emancipated youth, and under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here for a link to the most recent Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Assistance is provided only once every 12 months.
  • For more information about the program and other required documentation click
  • To speak to someone, you can text your zip code to 898211 or call 211.
Homeowner Assistance Fund
  • Eligible families must have experienced a financial hardship after, or that continued after, January 21, 2020.
  • Families must meet income qualifications
  • Must be a homeowner and be requesting assistance for your primary residence.
  • Other potential assistance with internet, utilities, homeowners insurance, and property taxes may be eligible under this program.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here

Programs for families with minor children age 17 and younger

Family Services Initiative

  • This program is only for pregnant women or families with minor children age 17 and younger.
  • Eligible families need to be Pinellas County residents, have sustainable income and have income under 250% of the federal poverty level. Click here for a link to the most recent Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here.
  • To speak to someone, you can call 727-888-4357 or complete an online form by clicking here

Homeowner Assistance Fund

  • Eligible families must have experienced a financial hardship after, or that continued after, January 21, 2020.
  • Families must meet income qualifications
  • Must be a homeowner and be requesting assistance for your primary residence.
  • Other potential assistance with internet, utilities, homeowners insurance, and property taxes may be eligible under this program.
  • For additional eligibility criteria and further information click here

Tenant Rights During Eviction

If you are being evicted or need to know your rights as a tenant, one of the following legal organizations may be able to assist:

Fair Housing Information

Need Emergency Shelter?

Call 211.