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Renters in the City of Pensacola with overdue rent and/or utility payments may be eligible for assistance through the city’s Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Funds.

About the Rent and Utility Assistance Program

Applications are now available on the City of Pensacola website until all funds have been committed. Click here to access the application directly. Approximately $100,000 will be made available to assist eligible renters within the city limits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with overdue or back rent and/or utility payments.

Eligible expenses must occur between March 1, 2020 to date. Maximum assistance will be up to $7,500 per household and will be paid directly to the property owner or landlord and/or utility company.

Rent and Utility Assistance General Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must be a renter within the City of Pensacola limits (address lookup tool available here)
  • Must have income adversely impacted by COVID-19
  • Total household income cannot exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Program is for rent and/or utility assistance ONLY

For more information about the program, please contact the City of Pensacola Housing Department at 850-858-0335 or

Renters residing outside the City of Pensacola limits needing rent or utility assistance may call 2-1-1 for referrals to other agencies. Homeowners within the city limits needing mortgage or utility assistance may continue to apply to the city’s existing Mortgage and Utility Assistance program.

POSTED BY Admin | Jun, 28, 2023 |
TAGS : CDBG-Coronavirus Funds Rent and Utility Assistance program

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