The Family Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) is designed to assist homeless families that have been referred by the Pinellas County Coordinated Entry System (CES). Coordinated Entry is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs. CES is a standardized process used throughout the country.
For more information on how to access the Pinellas CES, please go to: www.pinellashomeless.org/Continuum-of-Care/Coordinated-Entry.
All clients must be Pinellas County residents and meet citizenship requirements.
- Participant and family are stably housed
- Participant and family are living in safe housing
- Participant is closer to financial self-sufficiency
- Participant has a savings account to assist with emergencies
- Participant is more marketable to an employer
- Participant has improved financial management skills
- Payment of security deposits
- Payment of utility deposits
- Payment of a percentage of rent
- Case management and referrals to outside agencies
What if I am not eligible?
You may call 2-1-1 (210-4211) Tampa Bay Cares for additional referrals.
“I am so thankful for the all-around assistance that FHAP provided for my family and me. God blessed us with some of the most amazing case managers! They worked around the clock to make sure that we were set-up for a future of success. The program allowed me to set goals that were sustainable and guided me to set higher standards for myself and for my children’s future!” – Family of 6, St. Petersburg