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RENT OR UTILITIES / RENTA O UTILIDADES

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Christian Service Center can assist qualifying families and individuals, who reside in Orange County, with one-time financial assistance to help pay rent and/or utilities.  Please note that due to certain funding criteria, the Christian Service Center must follow specific requirement guidelines to determine whether you may qualify.

 

Please read the following qualifications carefully and click the link to download and fill out the application completely and accurately. A Case Manager will review your application once all required documentation is provided. Due to the large volume of requests for assistance, please allow up to 10 business days to receive a response.

Rental Assistance Qualifications

  • You are an Orange County resident.

  • Your household has income.

  • Your monthly expenses are lower than your total monthly income.

  • You do not owe more than one month’s rent.

  • You have documentation of an unexpected expense or loss of income within the last 45 days.

  • You do not have an eviction case already filed in the court system.

  • You have not received financial assistance from an agency in the last 12 months.

  • Your landlord is willing to accept payment from an outside agency.

Utility Assistance Qualifications

  • You are an Orange County or Seminole County resident.

  • You have documentation of an unexpected expense or loss of income within the last 45 days.

  • You have not received financial assistance from an agency in the last 12 months.

  • You do not have an eviction case already filed in the court system.

**Also Note**

  • We can only assist with current monthly charges.

  • We cannot pay towards a payment plan.

  • We cannot assist with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) payments.

 

Please understand that providing the requested documentation does not guarantee approval for assistance. If you are approved, you may be eligible for up to $1,000 in rental assistance and/or up to $650 in utility assistance. If you owe more than this amount, you must be able to pay the remaining balance. Financial Assistance can only be provided once every 12 months.

The Christian Service Center can only review a limited number of applications per month. Once we reach the maximum number of requests, we will temporarily stop accepting new applications until the following month.

Your completed application and all required documents should be included in one email and sent to FinancialAssistance@ChristianServiceCenter.org. Your completed application and copies of documents can also be dropped off in person at one of our three locations listed below.

Downtown Orlando 

808 W. Central Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32805

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Fridays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

West Orange 

300 West Franklin Street

Ocoee, FL 34761

Mon - Fri 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Winter Park

3377 Aloma Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32792

Mon - Fri 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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