The City of Titusville, Florida / Community Development / Neighborhood Services / Housing / GOALS & PROGRAMS / Tenant Assistance Program Tenant Assistance Program (Homeless Prevention)
FUNDING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. NEXT FUNDING CYCLE IS ANTICIPATED TO BE JULY 1, 2018.
The City of Titusville Tenant Assistance Program provides monetary assistance to displaced renters or the homeless who are in need of a one-time payment to assist in obtaining affordable rental housing. The assistance may include utility and/or security deposits.
Funding for the program is provided through the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP). Maximum assistance per household is $800.00
Applicants will be ranked for assistance based on a first-qualified, first-served basis. Priority assistance will be given to the following groups in the following order:
- Persons considered "Homeless" as defined by HUD
- Persons with "Special Needs" or who have a "Development Disability" as defined by s. 420.0004(13) and 393.063(g)
- Elderly or school aged children households
- Essential Services Personnel (i.e., teachers, Fire/EMT, health care professionals, safety and security personnel, and governmental employees)
- All other applicants served for the first-time
Applicants will be referred by a lead or social service agency that is currently providing services to the applicant.
The rental must be affordable to the applicant and applicant must enter into a twelve month lease. Funds will be paid directly to the landlord and/or utility provider. Funds may not be used towards any City provided utility service.