Rental Assistance

Seminole County Community Assistance Program

534 W Lake Mary Blvd

Sanford, FL

407.665.2300

Financial assistance with rent, lot rent, mortgage, and utilities.

http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/community-services/customer-orientation-presentation.stml/

Seminole County Human Services – Offers government benefits and solutions. This may include section 8 housing vouchers, emergency, one-time crisis aid for rent, and more.
Central Florida Salvation Army Centers offer shelter, transitional housing, and limited amounts of financial aid. They can also help single parents, the disabled, and victims of domestic violence. Some emergency, one time help for rent or energy bills may be offered.

  • Seminole County telephone number is 407.322.2642

 Florida Unemployment Benefits

888.313.7284

www.stateofflorida.com

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
1771 N Semoran Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32807
Call the non-profit charity at 407.658.1818 or 407.658.0999
Numerous social services are offered in partnership with other churches. They offer Family Assistance, help for paying rent or basic utilities and other aid. All services are by appointment only.

Christian Services of Orange County and Central Florida

407.425.2523

Housing programs are available, including for rent or mortgage assistance. They may also coordinate shelters and meals. Some low income families may be provided a loan to pay and back rent expenses due.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development 

1650 Tropic Park Drive

Sanford, FL 32773

407.574.3738

Offers charity for food supplies, healthcare, rehabilitation.

The Sharing Center

600 N Highway 1792 #152

Longwood, FL 32750

407.260.9155

Offers a multitude of charities including but not limited to food, clothing, furniture, cash and more. Offers financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

Pathways to Home

2921 S Orlando Drive #150

Sanford, FL 32773

Contact non-profit organization at 407.268.6363 or visit www.embracefamilies.org

Assists families with children who are at imminent risk of homelessness to obtain long term, stable housing, and puts children’s needs at the forefront. Assists with housing and financial assistance.


American Red Cross can help with disasters. This will be for people impacted by fires, floods, hurricanes and more. They also partner with other groups and charities, such as the Salvation Army. Shelters, food, and basic needs can be met. Call 407.894.4141.

HOPE Helps Inc

812 Eyrie Drive

Oviedo, FL 32765

407.366.3422

The coalition provides volunteers, coordinates food and clothing drives, and provides financial support for families and individuals.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

18 North Terry Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

407.426.1250

Low barrier residential shelter with a focus on housing, emergency services, and diversion. Help families and individuals return to stable, permanent homes.

Jewish Family Services

2100 Lee Road

Winter Park, FL 32789

407.644.7593

They may be able to provide no interest loans and financing for housing needs, including rent or deposits. Clients will be enrolled into a self-sufficiency as well.

Heart of Florida United Way

1940 Traylor Blvd

Orlando, FL 32804

407.835.0900

Grants or loans from EEG can help those with an eviction notice or the currently homeless. Emergency rental assistance and case management in available The goal is to help people gain housing stability.

Florida Recovery Assistance Options

https://floridadisasterloan.org/application/

Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: Governor DeSantis has activated the Florida

Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program. The purpose of the program is to provide an expedient source of capital to impacted small businesses. The bridge loan is a short-term, interest-free source of working capital intended to help the business “bridge the gap” between the time of impact and when federal assistance is available. Application deadline: May 8, 2020.

Reemployment Assistance

http://www.floridajobs.org/

Individuals who may be eligible for Reemployment Assistance include:

1) those who are quarantined by a medical professional or government agency

2) those who are laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer due to COVID-19 concerns

3) those who are caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Short Term Compensation Program for Employees

http://floridajobs.org/office-directory/division-of-workforce

The goal of this program is to compensate the following:

  • Employees retained during a temporary slowdown can resume high production levels when business conditions improve and are spared the hardships of full unemployment.
  • Employers avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new workers when business conditions improve.
  • Employers who must permanently reduce their workforce can use the program as a transition to layoff. Affected employees may continue to work at reduced levels with an opportunity to find other employment before the expected layoff.

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