How to Get Help with Rent in Florida

Florida’s real estate market can be night and day. There are houses there that can go for millions of dollars, yet twenty minutes away were those that are only worth a couple hundred. Whichever the case, renting could be a much better option.

Nevertheless, no matter how much the home or apartment is worth, it can still be difficult to make ends meet. People nowadays are struggling to pay not only rent but with gas prices rocketing, people are also having difficulty paying gas, groceries, and utility bills.

Fortunately, Florida has many organizations you can go talk to in order to seek financial advice and rent assistance. Currently, Florida’s most populated city is Jacksonville. If you are looking to get rent assistance in Jacksonville, contact the Housing and Neighborhoods Department Community Development Division in Jacksonville Duval County at 904-255-8204.

Furthermore, if you live in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, you can talk to the Department of Economic and Community Development. You can contact them by calling 850-891-6500. This program specializes in homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing program.

In addition, if you live further south of Florida in Miami and are looking for a rental assistance program there, you can get on touch with the City of Miami Department of Community Development. If you would like to speak to them, you can reach them by calling 305-416-2080.

The city of Miami Department of Community Development manages funding for Section 8 housing, as well as the HAP program. The HAP program is the rental assistance program they are currently using to help those in need.

As you can see, Florida is a state that provides great resources to those that need help with paying their rent. It can be hard and overwhelming to see all that one has to pay when bills arrive, but not letting yourself fall deeper and deeper in debt is one step towards the right direction!

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca is from El Salvador and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, she enrolled in Durham Technical Community College and will be transferring to a four year university to pursue her degree in sociology. She is hoping to major in sociology, and minor in Spanish.

Her first hand view of people taking out loans and trying to pay through their college education has sparked her interest into learning more about finance and how to manage it.

She enjoys working with people spending time with her family and friends, and learning about different cultures by traveling!
Andrea Saca