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Realty Masters is happy to present the following Pensacola area community and Pensacola real estate information! 

Our Florida Rental Assistance Grants
09-30-2021
Nicole St. Aubin
Tenant Education
04-21-2022

Relief on utility and rent bills

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has made life difficult for everyone. We understand this has been a very trying time, especially for our tenants, and we would like to ease the financial burden that has weighed down our tenants over the last two years. If you are in need of financial assistance to help pay rent and utility bills, we have good news for you. 

OUR Florida is a program of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and is providing rental assistance to those in need. Funding is provided by the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and all tenants are free to apply to see if they qualify for financial help. You can view all the necessary steps and required documentation at OUR Florida Supports Renters | Our Florida, where you can also find help and answers to any questions you may have about the application process.  We hope this aid will help all those who need it as we continue to move forward to a return to normalcy and away from the shutdowns and financial strain of the last two years.

Please reach out to your property manager or landlord if you have additional questions. 

Rent & Utility Assistance Hardship Funds in Pensacola area
05-15-2019
Nicole St. Aubin
Tenant Education
05-03-2022

Pensacola rent and utility assistance

Statistically, housing costs consume over 1/3 of our income nationwide. We hate to hear when residents have unexpected situations that cause a hardship and that they are having a hard time paying rent. 

If you find yourself in this situation, there are resources in the Pensacola area to help with financial assistance for rent and utilitiy bills. We've compiled a list of resources available in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties should you need them now or in the future.

United Way can provide resources. While they do not provide financial assistance, they do serve as a resource referral center for emergency food and shelter, services for families and senior citizens, health care, child care, services for people with disabilities, counseling and mental health services and more. Call them at 2-1-1 or find them online. 

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance for needs such as rent, utility bills, food and clothing. If you need  assistance due to an unexpected hardship, the Salvation Army provides financial assistance. You can reach them at (850) 432-1579 in Pensacola or (850) 623-4099 in Milton or online. 

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida provides emergency financial assistance for basic needs including financial, food, prescriptions, housing, and utilities. Call (850) 436-6425 in Pensacola or (850) 244-2825 in Fort Walton Beach or visit them online.

United Ministries of Pensacola offers help in a financial crisis with past due rent, mortgage, or utility bills. This assistance is contingent upon having a child in the home under the age of 18. Call their office in Pensacola (850) 433-2333 or online.  

Northwest Florida Area on Aging provides assistance with home energy costs for those who are eligible over 60 years of age should the need arise to pay utility bills or repair heating and cooling systems. Call them at (850) 494-7101 or find them online. 

Community Action Program Committee provides emergency financial assistance for utility bills when in need through their Home Energy Assistance Program. Give them a call at 1-844-356-8139 or find their application online.

Opening Doors offers utility assistance for those who are at risk of getting their utilities shut off. Call at (850) 439-3009 or visit them online.

FavorHouse of Northwest Florida provides assistance to victims of domestic violence including temporary and transitional housing. Call them at (850) 434-1177 or visit them online.

While this is not a comprehensive list, this is a good start in finding assistance from several Pensacola area non-profit organizations that can assist with financial needs in the way of rent and utility bill assistance.

originally posted 01-31-2019


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