Hillsborough County’s R3 Utility and Housing Assistance portal is open and accepting applications. The financial assistance is awarded on a first-come basis to residents who have had a reduction in wage or are newly unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is recommended to complete the application all at once to ensure your application is submitted before the funding is depleted.
The funding aims to prevent recipients from experiencing further financial hardship or additional consequences to living conditions by assisting them with a lump sum payment to be used for rent and mortgage payments and financial assistance for past-due electric bills.
For more information on eligibility, visit Hillsborough County’s website. For questions or assistance, call (866) 538-2926 to speak with a Customer Call Center Representative. The call center is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.