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New Rental Assistance Program for Unincorporated Hillsborough

Posted By: Eric Garduño Advocacy News , Coronavirus (COVID-19) , COVID Rental Assistance ,

A new COVID-related rental assistance program is available to unincorporated Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace, and Plant City residents.  Eligible residents may receive up to $7,500 in rental assistance covering a period of up to 5 months.  The program is implemented by Real Estate, Education, and Community Housing (REACH), a non-profit organization, and will be available through December 4th, 2020, or until funding is exhausted.

To be eligible, a household will need to demonstrate a COVID-related impact and be at or below 80% of Area Median Income (see chart below).  Documentation of a COVID impact and other criteria will have to be provided. Landlords will need to provide W9s and a consent form to be part of the program.

80% AMI Chart

Household Size 1 Person  2 Person  3 Person  4 Person  5 person  6 Person  7 Person  8 Person
Low Income (80%)  $39,400 $45,000 $50,650 $60,750 $65,250 $69,750 $74,250 $78,736

To apply for assistance, please visit REACH’s website, www.reach4housing.org.  There is a red button in the upper right part of the website that will take you to program information with full eligibility criteria, and application materials for both residents and landlords. This page will also have a tool to use to find out if your apartment is located in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace, and Plant City. 

If you have any questions regarding this program, you can you email housing@reach4housing.org.  Below is a flyer on the program you can provide to your residents.

REACH Program Flyer