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Rent, utilities & other financial resources for Florida residents

Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses.

Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary.


Rent Assistance

Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities

Eligibility includes

  •  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward
  • qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability

Information online or 888-692-7203


  • Dial 2-1-1: Free local helplines recommend resources for food assistance, financial assistance & other social services. Free & anonymous. Use phone, text or email.


  • Re-employment Assistance —
  • Free online employment coaching & resources for Broward Library card-holders, webinar about the program is on YouTube
  • Free online employment & financial workshops from CareerSource Broward, read feature


Financial & rental assistance for residents

  • Financial assistance for Lauderhill residents only — website
  • Rental and Foreclosure Prevention Program for Davie residents — information online,  954-797-1173 or email
  • other municipalities offer programs — look on the website where you reside

Food assistance

Social Services


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