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Emergency Rental Assistance Due to COVID-19 Available in Escambia County

Published Feb 2, 2022

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Renters in Escambia County struggling to pay rent or utilities due to COVID-19 may be eligible for emergency rental assistance through the Escambia County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERAP) Program. The application portal is available in English and Spanish. Appointments for in-person assistance can be made by calling 850-403-6044. Learn more at 

Emergency rental assistance may be provided to eligible low-income Escambia County residents and families who:

  • Have been financially impacted by COVID-19;
  • Have total household income at or below 80% Area Median Income;
  • Are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Have not received any other rental assistance for the requested months

Both the renter and the landlord must submit an application through the portal. Reimbursement will be paid directly to the landlord or utility provider. View eligibility requirements and see if you qualify here.

The program can cover up to 12 months of overdue or late rent and utility bills for households in Escambia County. Additional details for rental assistance for landlords and renters can be found at

Escambia County has received the following allocations:

  • $9,611,771 from the Consolidated Appropriations Act
  • $7,605,344 from the American Rescue Plan

Escambia County ERAP Policies and Procedures are in alignment with the U.S Treasury Department’s guidelines. The full policies and procedures can be found here.

Please email or call 850-403-6044 with any questions.

Citizens may use the computers at the following public libraries to complete their application:

Library Locations:

- Southwest Branch Library - 12248 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
- Pensacola Library - 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola
- Westside Branch Library - 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola
- Tryon Branch Library - 1200 Langley Ave., Pensacola
- Genealogy Branch Library - 5740 N. Ninth Ave., Pensacola
- Molino Branch Library - 6450-A Hwy. 95A, Molino
- Century Branch Library - 7991 N. Century Blvd., Century

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