Pasco County Offers October Round of Rental Assistance

Posted By: Eric Garduño COVID Rental Assistance ,

More COVID-related emergency assistance coming to Pasco County

Community CARES Program

Pasco County has announced that its Community CARES Program will accept another 800 applications for CARES Act rent and utility assistance on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 9AM.  We anticipate these open slots will fill up within minutes of applications being available online.  Assistance is capped at $3,500, and to be eligible the household must be below 80% Average Median Income.  To apply, you must complete your electronic application for assistance.  Please follow this link at 9AM on Tuesday, October 6:

For more information about the Community CARES Program or the application process, please call Pasco County Customer Service at (727) 847-2411.

Coronavirus Relief Fund

The County also continues to offer assistance through their SHIP Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).  The program will provide up to 9 months of rental assistance.  To be eligible, household income must be under 120% of Area Median Income at the time of application.  The program is only accepting completed paper applications. This one-pager provides details on the program or you can read about it at   

If you have questions about the CRF program, you can call the Pasco County Community Development Department at (727) 834-3447.