Pasco County Offers More Assistance Through Community CARES

~~First-come, first-served opportunity to help approximately 800 customers~~

PASCO COUNTY, FL  —-  The Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is pleased to offer another round of CARES assistance through our Community CARES program to help pay your bills directly if you live in Pasco County and have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19.  This one-time assistance will be available Tuesday, September 1, 2020, to 800 people on a first-come, first-served basis.  *More assistance will be available in the coming months, so please monitor for updates.

WHAT:          Community CARES Program

WHERE:       Apply online at:

WHEN:          Applications Open: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 9 a.m.

WHO:             Anyone who has not yet received Community CARES assistance

The types of bills eligible for payment under the Community CARES program include:

ü  Mortgage (for homesteaded properties)

ü  Rent

ü  Utilities (water & electric only)

Pasco County received funding for this program through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act.  The BCC initially appropriated $4 million to Pasco CARES.  Community CARES will use the remainder of that funding, with a maximum allowance of $3,500 per household.  Residents will be income-qualified at or below 80% of the Area Median Income and must prove Pasco residency and economic impact from COVID-19.

For more information about this program or the application process, please call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411.

Community Services will administer the Community CARES program as part of our mission to improve the lives of Pasco’s residents through housing and community partnerships using state and federal funding.

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