Community Services

Financial Assistance Orientation and Application

The Division of Community Assistance offers financial help to Seminole County residents who have experienced an unexpected financial hardship for Rent, Mortgage, Utilities (Electric, Water & Gas) and for Rental & Utility Security Deposits. We also provide assistance for Dental and Training.

This office does not provide Emergency Assistance. 

We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law

(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)

Conducimos nuestros negocios de acuerdo a la Ley Federal de Vivienda Justa (Acta de enmiendas de 1988 de la Ley Federal de Vivienda Justa)

In-House Orientation and Paper Application - The Dental Program will be closed effective Monday, April 8, 2019.

  1.  Orientation
  2.  Financial Assistance Application

For your convenience you may print and fill out the application to bring with you to the In-House Orientation. No application will be accepted via mail.

Steps for Online Orientation and Application - The Dental Program will be closed effective Monday, April 8, 2019.

All applicants will be contacted within 10 business days (not including weekends and holidays) after submitting a complete application. These programs require the completion of an orientation and application.

  1. View the on-line orientation video.
  2. Review Hardship Examples to see if you fall within any of these guidelines before continuing to application. 
  3. Review Application Document CheckList to make sure that you are able to provide the require documentation. If you are not able to provide the required documents within 10 business days your application will be denied. 
  4. Submit Application.

If you complete the on-line orientation and application, please do not attend an in-house orientation or submit a paper application as it may delay your application processing time.

The Orientation Video MUST be viewed before completing the on-line application.

View Video

Please click on this link ONLY if you are viewing from a Seminole County Public Library.

PLEASE NOTE: Once submitted your application will be imported into our office the following business day.

A Case Manager will contact you in 10 business days with a status update.Thank you.

Hardship Examples

Unexpected financial hardships may include, but are not limited to the following:

*Based on your financial hardship which is listed in bold, the required document is listed underneath

NOTE:  Unexpected expenses paid with a credit card will not be considered.

**These are examples of hardships and documentation. Your household must have experienced a financial hardship within the last 6 months that is not the result of criminal activity