Financial Assistance

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  • The Broward County Commission, with funding from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance program, will be allocating emergency funding to eligible residents who are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application portal opened on Monday, April 19, 2021. Those applying will need to provide documentation such as bank statements, copies of their lease, unemployment verification, and will need to meet certain criteria such as demonstrating a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Application, eligibility requirements and a list of documents needed can be found by visiting

  • Click Here to learn about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
  • Click Here to learn how you can get free internet for your child with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million. Haga clic aquí para Español.
  • Broward Tax Pro is providing free income tax preparation. Please call 211 or Click Here to find out how to participate.
  • Click Here for the CDC’s National Eviction Moratorium FAQ for renters.
  • Click Here for MyFloridaMyFamily, Connecting Florida Families to Community Services.
  • Click Here for The STEPS Online Guides to Public Assistance.
  • Click Here to search by zip code for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
  • Click Here for information on Deerfield Beach’s Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance program.
  • Click Here to learn how to get cash back on everyday purchases.
  • Click Here for Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida resources to help cope during the pandemic.
  • Rental assistance is available for residents of Pompano Beach affected by COVID-19. Click Here for info and application.
  • Rental assistance for eligible cities in Broward County. Click Here for details.
  • Financial and Mental Health Assistance Available. Click Here for more information.
  • If you have been laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by your employer due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Benefits. Click Here for qualifications and application instructions.
  • Family Success Centers offer emergency assistance for mortgage, rent and utilities. Click Here for more information.
  • COVID-19 Rental Assistance Applications Available Online. Eligible residents will receive up to three months of assistance, with a maximum of $5,000. Apply Here.

  • Having problems with your landlord? Call Legal Aid of Broward’s Housing Department at (954) 736-2414 or Click Here to visit the website. For all other legal issues, call (954) 765-8950 or (954) 736-2400.
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Florida is eligible.
  • FPL is suspending service interruption during Covid-19 crisis. Click Here for more information.
  • Click Here to see a list of banks offering relief to customers affected by COVID-19. If your bank or credit union is not listed, please visit their website or call their customer service number to learn what options are available.
  • YMCA Emergency Relief Fund program offers food and helps with other basic needs for seniors, families and other vulnerable populations. Call for more info (754) 312-4150.
  • For help with bills, rent and food, call United Way Community Economic Relief 1 (866) 211-9966. Provide zip code and a list of local agencies will be provided.
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides low-income families with financial assistance for electric bill payments, up to $900 per year, depending on income and eligibility. Call (954) 357-5025.
  • Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed due to COVID-19 outbreak. If this is you, Click Here to apply.
  • All income levels are eligible to file tax returns for free using Made available through United Way.
  • DCF has implemented a six-month recertification extension for individuals and families scheduled to recertify their SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits in April or May. Click Here for more info or call (850) 300-4DCF.
  • SNAP will temporarily increase all benefit amounts to the maximum monthly allotment based on household size. Call the DCF Customer Call Center at 1 (866) 762-2237 or (850) 300-4323 for more information.
  • Florida Kidcare: Changes to Premium payments based on current income if affected by loss of income. Call the hotline to see if you qualify (954)-INSURES. Click Here for more information.

Medical Resources

    • 2020-2021 Flu Season: A Complete Guide to the Flu Vaccine. Click Here to learn more.
    • Seasonal Health Guide for Older Adults: Click Here for tips and resources to help seniors stay safe this winter.
    • Does your child need health insurance? Please Click Here for info on how to enroll your child in Kid Care.
    • The CDC is recommending people see an online doctor as a first line of defense if they’re feeling symptoms.
    • YMCA Health Navigation Program connects vulnerable populations, families and seniors to clinical (tele-doctors, tele-medicine, access to medication, mental health, etc.) and community resources. For more info call (754) 312-4150 or Click Here submit your inquiry.
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Mental Health Resources

Click Here for Suicide Prevention Resources from 211 Broward.
Click Here for “What Are Symptoms of Depression in Children and Teens?”
Click Here for’s comprehensive guide of online mental and emotional health resources for Teens
Click Here for information on Recovery First Treatment Center’s Virtual Support Groups
Click Here for Free Virtual Grief Support Groups for Children, Teens and Adults (English and Spanish)
Click Here for the Crisis Text Line
Feeling isolated, lonely, panicked, or just need a friendly voice, call Mental Health America of Southeast Florida at 954-578-5640
Florida Blue and New Directions Behavioral Health 24-hour hotline (833) 848-1762

Employment and Education Resources

Click Here for a comprehensive college guide for students experiencing homelessness

Click Here for Online MSW Degree options. Click Here for the 10 Most Affordable Online MSW Degrees.

Click Here for the Community Foundation of Broward’s Scholarship Opportunities

Click Here for current Job Opportunities in Sunrise.

Broward College is offering FREE Remote Instructor-Led Courses in Project Management, Yellow Belt, and Excel through their Broward UP initiative. Click Here to apply.

If you’re in the teachers’ seat, access free homeschooling courses from Universal Class. You can get an instant eCard Here.

Career Source Broward offers up to $12,000 for individuals who are unemployed or under-employed making $40,000 or less per year to pay for training. Click Here for more information.

Click Here for free or low cost courses from Harvard University.

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