Emergency Rental Support Services

If you are experiencing difficulties making your rental or utility payments there are a number of non-profit organizations that offer assistance. Listed below are some of the ones we know with their contact information. Many get funds at different times and do run out. Therefore, you can expect that you may have to contact numerous agencies before being able to receive assistance. The internet is also a valuable tool in locating other assistance programs.

Organizations

  • Daystar Life Center
    226 6th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    727-525-0442
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Life Line Ministries
    418 Cleveland Street
    Clearwater, FL 33755
    727-446-3799
    Clearwater, Largo & Dunedin only
  • Pinellas County, Human Services Department
    1100 Cleveland, Suite 1500
    727-464-8410
    Rent, utilities for poverty level families, the sick, disabled and emergency assistance for the elderly when funds available. Clients must submit proof of illness or disability.
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic/We Help Program
    863 3 Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713
    727-823-3471
    Emergency financial assistance for past due bills or rent based on personal needs assessment. Client must not be eligible for assistance elsewhere and must bring necessary verification of need and identification.
  • Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc
    3443 1st Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713
    727-327-8690
    Helps people make rent payments. Pinellas Opportunity Council service centers participating in this program include:
    • Dwight Jones Center
      1035 Burlington Avenue North
      St. Petersburg, FL 33701
      727-894-5176
    • Enoch Davis Center
      1111 18th Avenue South
      St. Petersburg, FL 33705
      727-822-4492
    • Pinellas Village
      8384 Bayou Boardwalk
      Largo, FL 33777
      727-391-9263
    • St. Vincent de Paul
      123 8th Street North
      St. Petersburg, FL 33701
      727-825-0725
  • Salvation Army Social Services



    1400 4 Street South

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    727-821-9123



    209 South Pinellas Avenue

    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

    727-934-4476



    410 N Fort Harrison Avenue

    Clearwater, FL 33755

    727-446-4177



    335 Central Avenue

    Clewiston, FL

    863-983-2707



    1204 14 Street West

    Bradenton, FL 34205

    941-748-5110

  • Catholic Charities

    1213 16 Street North

    St. Petersburg, FL 33705

    727-893-1313 Pinellas

    352-686-9897 Northern

    813-631-4370 Hillsborough County

  • Issiah's Inn

    1197 Grove St.

    Clearwater, FL

    727-449-2600

    Must be employed full time with stable work history and have and apartment or house in North Pinellas County

  • “He Cares” Ministry

    Pinellas Park, FL

    727-548-1535

    Tuesday/Thursday by appointment only

  • Housing Authority


    Clearwater

    727-461-5777



    St. Petersburg

    727-893-1311


    Largo

    727-443-7684


    Tampa

    813-253-0551


    Manatee

    941-756-3974

    Provides rental assistance to low income families, elderly, disabled and handicapped individuals; according to income.

  • Hendry County Social Services

    100 El Paso Street

    Clewiston, FL

    863-983-1469

  • C.O.F.F.O.

    800-330-3491

    Emergency assistance to farm workers based on income.

  • LIHEAP (Low income home energy assistance program)

    800-330-3491

    Assistance twice a year based upon income and emergency energy assistance once a year based on income.

  • EHEAP (Elderly home energy assistance )

    Clewiston, FL

    863-675-1446

    Low income energy assistance twice a year to households having a person 60 years or older, based on total household income.

  • EFAHP (Emergency financial assistance for housing program)

    Clewiston, FL

    877-891-6445

    Emergency assistance for rent up to $400 once a year based on total households income. Must be pregnant of have a child under 18 years old. Eviction notice must be provided.

  • First Baptist Church

    330 North Main Street

    LaBelle, FL

    863-675-2171

  • Evangel Assembly of God Church

    350 South Bernal Road

    Clewiston, FL

    863-983-5131