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The Neighborhood Enterprise Division seeks to increase the supply of affordable housing through a variety of rental and homeownership programs for the community’s low- and moderate-income residents, as well as encourage neighborhood and housing sustainability through the preservation and rehabilitation of existing housing stock. NED provides the administrative, fiscal and technical support required to plan, design and deliver quality housing, community development and related services. The division is responsible for programs such as the Neighborhood Renewal Initiative Grant Program, Homebuyer Programs and Homeowner Repair Programs.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Click here for more information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Escambia County will receive an allocation of $9,611,771 from the Department of the Treasury to assist renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rent and/or utility assistance.

General eligibility requirements:

  • Escambia County Resident (including City of Pensacola and Town of Century)
  • Income Adversely Impacted by COVID-19  
  • Total Household Income Cannot Exceed 80% Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Applicant demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • This program is for renters ONLY.
Priority will be given to applicants with incomes at or below 50% of AMI or having a household member who is unemployed and has been unemployed for at least 90 days as required by the Treasury. Applications meeting these requirements will be processed first. Applications may be initiated by tenants or landlords.

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The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community.

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