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 and Contact Information

  • 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