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Escambia Cares Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant Program


Grants for residents of Escambia County that are overdue on mortgage or rent payments. News release with additional information

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Escambia County resident (including City of Pensacola and Town of Century)
  • Income adversely impacted by COVID-19
  • Total household income cannot exceed 120% Area Median Income
  • This program is for past due rent, mortgage and utilities ONLY

To expedite assistance, applicants should gather the following information in advance:

  • Photo identification for all members of the household over the age of 18
  • Social security cards for all members of the household
  • Documentation of a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19, such as employer notice of reduced hours or layoff due to COVID; two pay stubs that show a reduction in income; unemployment letter; and/or other documentation showing a reduction in income related to COVID-19
  • Current income information for ALL members of the household. This includes income from employment, child support, alimony, social security, disability, retirement, unemployment, veterans benefits, or self employment income. NOTE: food stamps are not considered income
  • Current asset information for ALL household members. This includes checking and savings accounts, IRA, CD, bonds, stocks, real estate, whole life insurance, pensions, etc.
  • For RENTERS, current Lease in household member’s name and contact information for your landlord (landlord must agree to participate)
  • FOR OWNERS, most recent mortgage statement in household member’s name and contact information (lender must agree to participate). Property must be primary residence as evidenced by Homestead Exemption
  • FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE, most recent utility bill(s) in household member’s name showing amount(s) owed


Please have all the above documentation prepared to upload before you start the application. You will not be able to save your work. Instructions

Applications were accepted from 8 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 through Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Have questions about an Assistance Program or application? Visit the FAQ page to find more information.