Pasco County, FL Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Main cities covered include:
Dade City North
Land o’ Lakes
New Port Richey City
New Port Richey East
St. Leo Town
Emergency Rental Assistance is being provided to people who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 through a collaborative effort between Pasco County Community Development and a number of local agencies. HEART (Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants) is a program that will provide assistance to renters using funds that have been distributed to Pasco County by the United States Treasury. All of the Pasco H.E.A.R.T. Program’s partner agencies, which are listed below, are offering to help pay rent and utility bills directly for anyone who lives in Pasco County and meets the program’s eligibility requirements.
Bills eligible for payment include:
- Rental (past, current, and future)
- Utility (electric/water)
The following qualifications are required: you must be a citizen of the United States (or have legal status) and a resident of Pasco County, with an income of 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (please see chart), and you must have been economically impacted by COVID-19 in order to be eligible for funding. The applicants who have been unemployed for at least 90 days and whose household income is less than 50% of the Area Median Income will be given first consideration. A representative from the agency will contact you to explain the paperwork that will be required to document your income, residency, and economic hardship.
You can get in touch with one of the organizations listed below.
The following partner agencies were awarded funds to assist Pasco residents through the Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants program:
For answers to frequently asked questions about Pasco H.E.A.R.T., please visit this page.