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.
Tenant Eligibility and Document Requirements
Tenant Eligibility Requirements
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- 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
*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!
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:
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.
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