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PREVENTION

RENT/UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (RAP)

 

Our Rent/Utility Assistance Program can provide relief to qualifying families and

individuals who are faced with the financial consequences of tragedy, trauma,

and unexpected events. In some cases, the source of struggle might be a death

in family, a sudden illness, a disabling accident, or family abandonment, in others

it might be an expensive car repair, an exceptionally high utility bill due, a family

emergency, or loss of employment.  We understand that these circumstances

can lead to a flood-gate of misfortune, putting already struggling, low-income

households at risk of eviction.

 

Fortune magazine recently reported that nearly 40% of Americans are one

paycheck away from homelessness. In Pasco County, 13.4% of residents are

unable to cover their most basic needs, falling below the Federal Poverty Level

and an additional 32.4% of residents are considered to be A.L.I.C.E., or Asset 

Limited, Income Constrained Employed, which means they earn just above the 

Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.

If you would like to apply for assistance, please review the following information:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Photo ID (for all adults in the household)

  • Social Security Cards (for all members of the household, including children

  • Proof of All Income (including child support, SSDI, etc.)

  • Lease or Mortgage (and contact information for landlord)

       -and, either-

  • Past Due Utility Bill (for which you are requesting assistance)

​       -or- 

  • 3-Day Notice of Eviction (for rental assistance)

If you are requesting assistance with a utility bill, it must be past due for us to submit for review. If you are requesting assistance with rent, you must present a 3-day notice of eviction from your landlord to complete an application.

Please note: Additional information may be required after your appointment to validate any information provided during your review. 

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