Are you struggling to pay your rent, mortgage or utilities?

ST. PETERSBURG — The Coronavirus Relief Fund (formerly known as the Mortgage & Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program) provides grants to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19 and have fallen past due with mortgage or utility expenses and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income.

Assistance is available for the following expenses:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Homeowners Association Fees
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Internet
  • Telephone

Qualifications:

The total household income cannot exceed 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater geographic area as adjusted for household size.

Household Size 120% AMI
1 $59,160
$67,560
$75,960
$84,360
$91,200
$97,920
$104,640
$111,360

The property must be:

  • Located within the St. Petersburg municipal boundaries
  • Occupied as the principal homestead residence of the homeowner
  • Valued at less than 90% of the average sales price established within the Clearwater-Tampa-St. Petersburg geographic area ($294,601)

Need help with rent?

The City of St. Petersburg has partnered with local non-profit organizations to provide short-term assistance for rent and utilities to individuals and families whose incomes have been affected by COVID-19.

How to apply

Assistance is being provided independently through local organizations, with funding from the city. Contact the below organizations for specific eligibility requirements and applications.

Catholic Charities
ccdosp.org/rent-utility
727-893-1313 x155

Boley Centers
boleycenters.org/covid-19 
727-490-0509

Additional Assistance

The City has set aside funding to create programs and partner with local organizations to help residents in need. Find more resources and information on how the city is working to Restart St. Pete at stpete.org/emergency/restart.php 

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