Hillsborough County Housing Stability Program
BAAA members are invited to join this webinar to learn more about the Hillsborough County Housing Stability Program, a new program in Hillsborough County to provide mediation between tenants and landlords to resolve disputes quickly and access rental assistance funds faster. The webinar will be on Tuesday, February 22 at 11:00AM. Panelists will include:
- Calli Burnett, Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Services
- Mercy Roberg, Staff Attorney, Community Law Program
- Traci Stickney, Community Services Department, Hillsborough County
At the end of 2021, Hillsborough County awarded funding to Bay Area Legal Services to implement a new two year program intended to help tenants and landlords mediate disputes quickly, outside the court process. The program provides neutral mediators, helps tenants apply for rental assistance, and features an expedited review process for rental assistance funds. Thus far, requests for rental assistance are being processed and paid in about a week's time.
The program is open to tenants who make 80% or less of the area median income. There are no income restrictions for landlords participating in the program. Please consult THIS FLYER for more details regarding the program.