A Resource Guide for Homeowners and Renters
The right information at the right time. This list of community resources can point you in the right direction and give you a place to start. Please check each program for eligibility requirements.
- First Time Homebuyer Programs - Information for first-time homebuyers, provided by the HFA.
- Homebuyer Education Classes – Learn how to avoid costly mistakes when purchasing your home, how to save on energy costs, how much you can afford and more.
- Homebuyer Information Program Form – Sign up for information on available homes, downpayment and closing assistance, home repair and more.
- Habitat for Humanity – Each Habitat affiliate selects “partner families” to become Habitat homeowners. Find a nearby Habitat affiliate online.
- Florida Attorneys Saving Homes – Free hotline for those who fear that they will lose their home due to foreclosure. (866) 607-2187
- Flood Information - What homeowners need to know about flood zones, insurance and other flood-related issues.
- Foreclosure Information - Resources for those who are threatened by foreclosure and ways to identify scams.
- Removal of Barriers – Assistance to disabled homeowners to remove barriers and add features that will make their homes easier to navigate.
(727) 464-8210 or e-mail.
- Home Repair Loan Program – Provides home repair loans to low income and moderate-income homeowners at zero percent interest, amortized for 20 years. (727) 464-8210.
- Community Service Foundation - Fair Housing Counseling & Housing Placement & Assistance Program – Landlord/tenant assistance and affordable house rental availability (727) 461-0618, ext. 3.
- Florida Housing Search – Find available housing that best fits your needs. This service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (877) 428-8844.
- Housing for Disabled - Affordable, publicly financed housing available for the physically disabled.
- Landlord Tenant Information
- Rental Housing – Apartment complexes financed by programs such as the HFA have a percentage of units available for low- to moderate-income families.
- Subsidized Rental Housing Information – Several agencies provide housing for low to moderate income households, offering help with rental payments based on family income, includes Section 8 information.
General Assistance for Homeowners and Renters:
- Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program – Helps seniors 60 years and older pay for electric and gas bills. Eligible residents can apply two times a year.
- Family Housing Assistance Program - Assists working families with case management services, rental and utility support.
Veteran Services - Home loan services from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Programs might include guaranteed loans, refinancing of loans or special grants.
- Cities / Municipalities
- Homestead Exemption, Tax Deed Sales, Appraiser, Property Search
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
For more information or questions:
- Contact Community Development
- Contact Human Services
- Contact Human Rights
- Contact Utilities
- Contact Veteran Services
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