Pasco County residents experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19 now have an additional application option for people needing help.
The county is providing help through a program called H.E.A.R.T., which stands for Help with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants. The program is designed to provide financial assistance for people experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19.
The county’s community development department is partnering with several local nonprofit agencies to help pay bills directly for Pasco County renters who meet the eligibility guidelines.
Eligible bills include:
- Rent: Past, current and future
- Utilities: Water and electric
To qualify for Pasco H.E.A.R.T. funding, you must be a U.S. citizen, or have legal status, and be a Pasco County resident, and you must meet the income guidelines of 80% or below of the Area Median Income and must have been economically impacted by COVID-19.
Households that earn less than 50% of the Area Median Income, as well as applicants who have been unemployed for 90 days or longer, will be prioritized.
To learn more about the qualifications for Pasco H.E.A.R.T funding and the agencies Pasco is partnering with, and to apply online, visit MyPasco.net.
You may contact one of the partner agencies directly, or submit your information online through bit.ly/PascoHEART.
Published April 07, 2021