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Pasco County Offers More Assistance Through Pasco H.E.A.R.T.

~~First-come, first-served opportunity to help approximately 500 customers~~

PASCO COUNTY, FL  —-  The Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is pleased to offer the new Pasco Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants (H.E.A.R.T.) program to help pay your bills directly if you rent in Pasco County and have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19.  The first round of this assistance will be available Wednesday, February 17, 2021, to 500 people on a first-come, first-served basis.  *More assistance will be available in the coming months, so please monitor MyPasco.net for updates.

WHAT:          Pasco H.E.A.R.T. Program

WHERE:       Apply online at: bit.ly/2EtSEml

WHEN:          Applications Open: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

The Pasco H.E.A.R.T. program can pay up to 15 months of bills for qualifying renters.  The types of bills eligible for payment include:

ü  Rent

ü  Utilities (water & electric only)

To qualify, your household must be at or below the income guidelines listed here (see chart) and you must be able to prove Pasco residency and economic impact from COVID-19.

Pasco County received funding for this program through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  For more information or questionsabout this program or the application process, please call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411.

Pasco Community Services will administer the Pasco H.E.A.R.T. program as part of our mission to improve the lives of Pasco’s residents through housing and community partnerships using state and federal funding.