Get rent assistance in select affordable housing communities across FL

These CARES Act funds are available only to residents of specific communities that provide affordable housing and are in the Florida Housing Finance Corporation portfolio. We have the entire list of eligible properties.

Are you eligible for Florida Food Assistance (SNAP)? Find out now

Florida isn’t very transparent about how its benefits programs work, so we’re taking a deep dive into the eligibility rules and procedures for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This can help you anticipate whether you're eligible for food stamps, how much you may qualify to receive, and how the program works in general.

New Florida moratorium on evictions & foreclosures will only help some

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued another last-day-of-the-month moratorium on evictions and foreclosures Monday night, but unlike the last extension in late July, it offers limited and very targeted relief. DeSantis extended the eviction moratorium until Oct. 1, 2020, but quietly changed the wording. Housing experts told the Florida Phoenix the moratorium will help many tenants … Continue reading New Florida moratorium on evictions & foreclosures will only help some

Get electric and gas bill help from the Florida LIHEAP program

The federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps pay energy bills for heating or cooling your home, and offers additional help in crises like pending utility service disconnection. LIHEAP makes payments directly to your energy provider on your behalf. The amount of help you can receive depends on where you live, your income, … Continue reading Get electric and gas bill help from the Florida LIHEAP program

Eligible for SNAP? You automatically qualify for additional help

Have you applied for food stamps, known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)? If not, see our SNAP explainer here. Most people don't realize that once you've applied and been deemed eligible for SNAP, there's a host of additional resources that are available to you. Check out our list of government and private programs to … Continue reading Eligible for SNAP? You automatically qualify for additional help

Get help with living expenses from Florida CARES grants

Need assistance with your rent, mortgage, or utility bills? Now there's federally-funded help for people affected by COVID-19. These grants don't need to be repaid.

This energy-saving program is almost too good to be true (but it isn’t)

Home Weatherization Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Home Weatherization program will retrofit your house for improved energy efficiency, for free. That's right. The U.S. government will do home improvements on your residence, for free. Why? Because reducing the country's dependence on fossil fuels make good sense. This is a real program, folks, … Continue reading This energy-saving program is almost too good to be true (but it isn’t)