Pasco County

Pasco County, FL emergency rental assistance

Pasco County, FL Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Main cities covered include:

Bayonet Point
Beacon Square
Connerton
Crystal Springs
Dade City
Dade City North
Elfers
Heritage Pines
Holiday
Hudson
Jasmine Estates
Key Vista
Lacoochee
Land o’ Lakes
Meadow Oaks
Moon Lake
New Port Richey City
New Port Richey East
Odessa Census
Pasadena Hills
Port Richey
Quail Ridge
River Ridge
San Antonio
Shady Hills
St. Leo Town
Trilby
Trinity
Wesley Chapel
Zephyrhills
Zephyrhills North
Zephyrhills South
Zephyrhills West

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.

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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:

Catholic Charities
End Recidivism Project
Metropolitan Ministries
Restored Hope
United Way of Pasco
Volunteer Way
West Pasco Business Association

For answers to frequently asked questions about Pasco H.E.A.R.T., please visit this page.