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Coronavirus Relief Fund

Renters who need assistance with rent and utility payments due to COVID-19, visit stpete.org/RentAssistance.

Applications for the Coronavirus Relief Fund were accepted through Nov. 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Homeowners will still be able to apply for COVID-related mortgage and utility assistance with the Mortgage Payment Assistance Program application, which will be available starting Jan. 2, 2021. Check this site for updates.

How it Helps

The Coronavirus Relief Fund (formerly known as the Mortgage & Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program) provides grants to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19 and have fallen past due with mortgage or utility expenses and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income.

Assistance is available for the following expenses:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Homeowners Association Fees
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Internet
  • Telephone

Qualifications

The total household income cannot exceed 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater geographic area as adjusted for household size. Those in a forbearance program (when the mortgage servicer or lender allows a temporarily paused or reduced mortgage payment) with their mortgage lender are not eligible for the Coronavirus Relief Fund and need not apply.

Household Size 120% AMI
1 $59,160
$67,560
$75,960
$84,360
$91,200
$97,920
$104,640
$111,360


The property must be:

  • Located within the St. Petersburg municipal boundaries
  • Occupied as the principal homestead residence of the homeowner

Find full qualifications and application requirements below.  

Documentation

Coming Soon

Application Submission Options:

Mail To:
Housing and Community Development Department
Municipal Services Center 
One 4th St. N., 9th Floor 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Deliver To:
Housing and Community Development Department
Municipal Services Center 
One 4th St. N., 9th Floor 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 .p.m.

NOTE: Applications with photographed documents will not be accepted. Documents scanned as PDFs are acceptable.

Any questions, call 727-893-7247.

Additional Assistance

The City has set aside funding to create programs and partner with local organizations to help residents in need. Find more resources and information on how the City is working to Restart St. Pete here

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