To complete the screening and initial application, visit: bit.ly/PascoHEART
Pasco County Community Development is partnering with multiple local agencies that are assisting in providing Emergency Rental Assistance to people experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants (H.E.A.R.T.) will provide assistance to renters with funds distributed by the U.S. Treasury to Pasco County. All partner agencies, listed below, are offering to help pay rental and utility bills directly for anyone living in Pasco County who meets the Pasco H.E.A.R.T. Program guidelines.
Bills eligible for payment include:
- Rental (past, current and future)
- Utility (electric/water)
To qualify for Pasco H.E.A.R.T. funding, you must be a U.S. citizen (or have legal status) and Pasco County resident, who meets the income guidelines of 80 percent or below of the Area Median Income (please see chart) and has been economically impacted by COVID-19. Those households who earn less than 50% of the Area Median Income, as well as, an applicant who has been unemployed for 90 days or more will be prioritized. The agency will reach out to you explaining the paperwork required to document your income, residency and economic hardship.
You may contact ONE of the agencies below directly, or you can submit your information at this portal: bit.ly/PascoHEART
The following partner agencies received Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants funds to assist Pasco residents:
- ACE Opportunities
- Catholic Charities
- Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County
- Fresh Start
- Metropolitan Ministries
- ONE Community Now
- Restored Hope
- Steps to Recovery
- End Recidivism Project
- Volunteer Way
- West Pasco Business Association
Landlords can also start the H.E.A.R.T. process for tenants who are past due. If you have tenants who want to apply, please send an e-mail to kamiller@MyPasco.net or call and leave a message at 727-834-3447. Our landlord liaison for the H.E.A.R.T. program will follow up with you and send the required forms.