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Resources for Landlords

 

The following sections provide resources for landlords to identify and notify eligible tenant households of where and when to apply for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Landlord Contact Card

Ensuring tenants have clear and accurate landlord contact information is a critical part of the Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance application process. If Leon County determines a tenant to be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance program, an invitation email will be sent to the email address provided by your tenant(s).
To avoid delays in funding, we recommend you print and distribute ERA Landlord Contact Cards to your tenant(s) so they have access to your exact email address and phone number. Click here to download the contact card.

Landlord Contact Card Image

 

Tenant Eligibility and Document Requirements

 

Tenant Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a total household income at or below the 80% AMI threshold*
  • Must be a renter and be past-due on rent or utilities payments
  • Must have been a Leon County resident for each of the past 12 consecutive months
  • Must have at least one household member who has:
    • (1) Qualified for unemployment benefits; OR
    • (2) Experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to COVID-19
Have additional questions? Call the Emergency Rental Assistance Call Center at (855) 216-9470 (toll free), available 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you [INSERT LANDLORD SIGNATURE HERE]

*For the first two weeks of the program (from March 29 through April 11, 2021), Leon County will prioritize applicants whose household income is at or below the 50% AMI threshold as well as households who have at least one member who has been unemployed for the past 90+ days.

Tenant Document Requirements

  • Valid Photo ID for the primary applicant
  • Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Proof of Household Income

*Only if a Talquin Electric Customer*

  • Most recent Talquin Electric Utility Bill

 

Email Template – Apply for Assistance!

If you are a landlord who manages or owns properties within Leon County, we encourage you to share the information below with your tenants who may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance program. (Copy and paste the below information into an email to your tenant(s))

 

Subject Line: Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance – Apply for up to 15 months of assistance!

Body:

Hello,

This email is a notice that the Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program will go live on March 29th, 2021. The Leon County ERA program will provide financial support to eligible households experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19. As your landlord, I recommend you visit LeonCountyCARES.com to apply for up to 15 months of assistance with rent and utilities payments!

NEED HELP APPLYING?

Visit a Leon County Assistance Center at:

 

Leon County Amtrak Building
918 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Hours of Operation:
Monday 8AM-5PM
Tuesday 8AM-5PM
Wednesday 8AM-5PM
Thursday 8AM-5PM
Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Leon County Main Library
200 W. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10AM-7PM
Tuesday 10AM-7PM
Wednesday 10AM-7PM
Thursday 10AM-7PM
Friday 10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-6PM

 

Have additional questions?

Call the Emergency Rental Assistance Call Center at (855) 216-9470 (toll free), available 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you

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