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Veterans Emergency Assistance Program 

 

IF YOU ARE NOT A VETERAN PLEASE USE THIS LINK FOR THE APPLICATION INFO ON THE COUNTY'S DIRECT EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  ALSO, THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES PAGE MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE ASSISTANCE YOU SEEK.

 


The Veterans Emergency Assistance Program (VEAP) is funded by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners to provide immediate financial assistance, including rental/mortgage, utilities, home fuel, temporary shelter, and transportation to eligible Leon County residents that are veterans and have served a minimum of ninety (90) days in the United States military. Situations arise where, due to a family crisis, loss of employment, or some other emergency, a veteran and/or their family find they are temporarily unable to meet their basic needs. The VEAP program provides temporary emergency assistance and is not on-going public assistance.

WE ENCOURAGE LEON COUNTY RESIDENTS TO CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A LIST OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND/OR UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

Emergency Assistance Resources

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.

Temporary Shelter
Up to $65 a night for up to three nights in a hotel or non-congregate shelter

Transportation
Up to the equivalent cost of a round-trip intercity coach service (i.e. Greyhound or similar).

 

To properly submit an application for assistance, Veterans residing in Leon County should:

  1. Visit the Application portal at this link:
    1. Application
  2. Register as a new account by inputting your Email Address, Name and password of your choice. *If you already have a Neighborly account sign in with your existing Email Address and Password.*
    1. *Note;* If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships at 850-606-1940 to speak to a Veteran Services staff member.
  3. Find the Emergency Assistance Program and click "Click here to start a new application"
  4. Follow the instructions on the application and submit all required documents where instructed.
  5. Once submitted, your application will be processed and you will receive an email with the next steps once the application has been reviewed.