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Direct Emergency Assistance Program


NOTE: As of April 22, 2022, the Direct Emergency Assistance Program is no longer taking applications for assistance, please contact 2-1-1 for information on available resources in the community.

The Direct Emergency Assistance Program (DEAP) is designed to meet the emergency needs of residents of Leon County by providing financial assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, and home fuel to avoid disruption in a household living circumstance. Situations arise where, due to a family crisis, loss of employment, or some other emergency, an individual or family find they are temporarily unable to meet their basic needs. The DEAP program provides temporary emergency assistance and is not on-going public assistance.

Maximum Payment Amounts

Shelter (Rent/Mortgage)
The maximum of level of assistance for housing (rent or mortgage) shall be limited to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Market Rent for Leon County based on the number of bedrooms within the home. An applicant will be required to demonstrate the ability to make any payments above the HUD Fair Market Rent required to mitigate eviction or foreclosure. https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/fmrs/FY2022_code/select_Geography.odn

Rent – Maximum Assistance – Fair Market Rent Table FY 2022

# of Bedrooms 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  $ 941.00 $ 1,124.00 $ 1,470.00 $ 1,596.00 $ 1,835.00 $ 2,075.00 $ 2,314.00 $ 2,314.00

 

Utilities / Home Fuel
The maximum of level of assistance for utility or home fuel shall be limited to the amount required to avoid disruption of services for the subsequent 30 days.

WE ENCOURAGE LEON COUNTY RESIDENTS TO 2-1-1 FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE RENTAL AND/OR UTILITIES ASSISTANCE