One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together for Families and Individuals

Notice

We have received the maximum number of individual/family applications at this time. The online application process is now closed. We are reviewing applications against the qualifying criteria and will notify individuals of the outcome of their application on or before June 1.

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Overview

The One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together program will provide direct payments for eligible families and individuals to cover up to $1,000 to pay all or part of their rent or mortgage for one month, and up to $250 to pay for essential utility costs for one month.

The One Tampa individual relief plan was created specifically for individuals who were employed at the time this crisis hit and lost their job or were furloughed because of it. This program does not have sufficient funding to cover all those who were previously facing unrelated financial hardships.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their income and eligibility which may include check stubs, bank statements and/or a letter from an employer. Alternate documentation may be considered for individuals whose income was based on cash compensation.

Qualifications

To qualify, individuals/families must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have documentation reflecting employment as of Feb 1, 2020.
  • Since February 1, 2020, have experienced a reduction in hours of work or pay by 25% or more as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • At the time of application, annual income must not exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).  If you lost your job, your current income is zero.  If you are working then your annual income should not exceed the following limits:

1 Person - $39,400
2 Persons - $45,000
3 Persons - $50,650
4 Persons - $56,250
5 Persons - $60,750
6 Persons - $65,250
7 Persons - $69,750
8 Persons - $74,250

  • Must have paid 2018 property taxes in full (if applicable) and have no outstanding open code enforcement issues.

** Note that the qualifications are largely based upon federal guidelines related to the use of Community Block Grant Funds for this purpose.