Rapid ReHousing is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program is designed for families who are experiencing homelessness and need temporary assistance in order to obtain and retain housing.
It is not intended to provide long-term support for program participants, nor will it address all of the financial and supportive service needs affecting housing stability. Rather, assistance is focused on housing stabilization, linking program participants to community resources and mainstream benefits, and helping them develop a plan for preventing future housing instability. The type and duration of assistance will vary and may include assistance with the following: past due rent, late fees, security and/or utility deposits, utility payments, rent, and other related costs. Participation in case management is mandatory to assist households in accessing support services to ensure their success.
Rental assistance may be provided on a short term basis from 3 to 12 months. Families will be required to pay the entire rent to the owner when his or her income has stabilized. The agency will conduct a reexamination of the client’s income to determine eligibility. If the agency determines more rental or assistance is needed for stabilization, the agency may continue to pay on a case by case basis. The owner will be provided an exit notice of when assistance will terminate.
Rent to Owner
The total gross rent can be no more than the fair market rent based on the family size. To determine the latest fair market rents based on your family size visit: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/fmrs/FY2016_code/2016summary.odn).
The tenant may pay a portion based on his or her income which is 30%.
The Tampa Housing Authority will need to inspect the property to determine habitability (inspection form is provided below). Please complete the attached request for tenancy approval (RTA) provided below. Rents charged must be at the same rate of other unassisted/assisted tenants. You will be directed to submit a request for tenancy approval that will be provided at the appropriate time.
- Clients agree to the apartment
- Both landlord(s) and client(s) complete the RTA package
- The unit passes the aforementioned habitability inspection
- The client(s) sign the lease at which point we can provide the payment
Landlords with available units contact:
In Pasco County: (727) 253-8472 or (352) 686-9897.
In Hernando and Citrus counties: (352) 686-9897 or go to 8370 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606
Note: When you request services from this Agency, we enter information about you and members of your family that are with you into a computer system called the UNITY Information Network (managed by the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative THHI). UNITY is used by many social services agencies in Hillsborough County that provide housing and related services. Learn more here: NOTICE OF USES & DISCLOSURES. Or visit: Notice of Uses &Disclosures_THHI Unity Information Network.
Finally, please read the document at the following link which details your privacy rights: THHI_Privacy Notice_Full Version.