Clearwater Housing Authority
Provides rental assistance to low income families, elderly, disabled and handicapped individuals. Fees: according to income; Service area: Clearwater
Community Service Foundation
1) Provides limited financial assistance to qualified individuals on an emergency basis for past due utility bills, overdue rent or mortgage payments, when funds are available.
Also provides a training program for the general public to assist those who are seeking to purchase a home. Available classes include budgeting, home maintenance, and obtaining a mortgage. Fees: none; Eligibility: general public interested in home buying or meeting financial goals. Service area: Pinellas County.
Pinellas County Housing Authority
Assists individuals and families through tax-exempt bonds to provide below market rate loans so that income-eligible persons can buy their first home . The HFA offers additional assistance for down payment and closing costs through the Home Key 2nd program . All of the loans are delivered through a network of private sector lenders . Special programs are available for people that are school employees, police or firefighters or hospital employees. The Authority sponsors Homebuyer Education classes throughout the County. The classes are free.
Pinellas Housing Agency
Public program for assistance with 1st time home buyers. Fees: One-time $35 application fee. Service area: Pinellas County
Pinellas Opportunity Council Emergency Financial Assistance with Utilities
Pinellas County (utility assistance only): (727) 937-9393
Provides limited financial assistance to help families resolve emergencies threatening their safety
Pinellas Opportunity Council Rent/Mortgage Assistance
Pinellas Park: (727) 822-4492
St. Petersburg: (727) 894-5176
South Pinellas County: (727) 822-4492
Provides limited financial assistance for rent/mortgage in emergency cases to eligible individuals. Fees: none.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Public program for homeowners who meet low income guidelines. Reduce your utility costs by making your home more energy efficient. Fees: none; Service area: pinellas, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
There are numerous additional agencies that can assist with housing that are not listed here. For more information call one of the Helplines listed in the above tabs.