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Leon County CARES Assistance Programs

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

If you have been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive assistance through Leon County’s Leon CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The Leon CARES ERAP, approved by the Board of County Commissioners in January 2021, uses federal dollars to provide assistance to citizens experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Leon CARES ERAP provides assistance with rent, rental arrears, utilities, and utility arrears on behalf of eligible households.

Apply for the Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Receive up to 15 Months of Rent and Utility Assistance - The Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program provides critical financial support to eligible Leon County households (including households within the City of Tallahassee) experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

Eligible households may receive up to 15 total months of rent and/or utility assistance, including up to 12 months for past-due bills as well as for future payments, up to 3 months at a time (subject to funding availability). Awarded funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service providers.

For more information about the program as well as answers to frequently asked questions, please see the following links:

Program Overview
FAQ for Tenants
FAQ for Landlords

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