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Catholic Charities Rental Assistance

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

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg is implementing rental assistance programs in multiple counties across our region.  These programs are for available for residents only and thus residents must apply.  These programs do not allow for property managers/landlords to apply on behalf of residents. 

In some cases the rental assistance is for residents who have suffered a COVID-related hardship and in other cases the assistance is only available for residents who have had a non-COVID related hardship. Program rules and funding varies from program to program, with some limited to resident households with income below 80% AMI and others are limited to households with income below 50% AMI.  Property managers will be asked to furnish documentation for their residents' applications, such as ledgers and W9s.  

Residents should visit https://www.ccdosp.org/financial-assistance/ to apply for assistance.  The following is the list of currently available assistance programs Catholic Charities is administering, however please note that active programs are constantly changing based on available funds so you should check back often to get the most current information.

Hillsborough
- Assistance is available to all county residents who DID NOT suffered a COVID-related hardship.
- Assistance is available to residents in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Plant City and Temple Terrace who DID suffered a COVID-related hardship.  Residents must be below 80% AMI to be eligible for this assistance.  

Pinellas
- Assistance is available to residents of the City of St. Petersburg who DID suffer a COVID-related hardship.
- Assistance is available to residents of Pinellas County who DID suffer a COVID-related hardship.

Pasco
- Assistance is available to residents of Pasco County who DID NOT suffer a COVID-related hardship.

Hernando
- Assistance is available to residents of Hernando County who DID NOT suffer a COVID-related hardship.

Citrus 
- Assistance is available to residents of Citrus County who DID NOT suffer a COVID-related hardship.

While Catholic Charities strongly encourages residents to use their online application process because applications there are processed faster, paper copies of applications can be made available.  Residents who want a paper application should contact Sandra Agramonte at 727-893-1314 ext 103, and they should note in their message what city they live.