Mortgage Payment Assistance grant program

ST. PETERSBURG — The City of St. Petersburg’s Mortgage Payment Assistance grant program provides grants of up to $8,000 to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19 and have fallen past due with mortgage and utility payments and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income.

For renters, the city has partnered with local non-profit organization to provide short-term assistance for rent and utilities to individuals and families also affected by COVID-19.


The total household income cannot exceed 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater geographic area as adjusted for household size.

Household Size 80% AMI
1 $39,400

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 percent of the average sales price established within the Clearwater-Tampa-St. Petersburg geographic area ($294,601)

Click here to find full qualifications and application requirements.

Any questions, call 727-893-7247.

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