The R3 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now open for applications from tenants whose household incomes are at or below 80% area median income (AMI). 1,000 completed and submitted applications will be accepted weekly on a first-come, first-served basis, after which tenants may work on their applications until the next submission window opens on Monday morning at 8 am. Landlords may register at any time.

Important Notice: Applying for the ERAP is free and one-on-one application assistance for tenants is available in English and Spanish by contacting the ERAP Call Center at (866) 375-9114. Tenants should be wary of anyone requesting payment to complete an ERAP application.

Reporting Potentially Unsafe Living Conditions: Tenant safety is important to us. Tenants wishing to report unsafe living conditions may call the following numbers based on where they live: City of Tampa (813) 274-5545, Plant City (813) 659-4200, Temple Terrace (813) 506-6690, or Hillsborough County (813) 274-6600.

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Rapid Response Recovery (R3) Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Hillsborough County's R3 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is intended to assist County renters and landlords directly impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners created this program to direct federal funds in a manner that provides immediate relief, prevents homelessness, and supports long-term community health and stability.

Program Details

This program will help our community's COVID-19-impacted renters cover some or all of their past-due rent and utilities through payments to their landlords and utility provider.

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Apply as a Renter

Please apply if you are a renter, have read about the program, and believe you qualify to receive financial assistance.

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Register as a Landlord

Create an account and update your profile to participate as a landlord.

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Click here for resources to help you participate in this program, including frequently asked questions and customer service contacts.

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