The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida is offering rental and utility assistance for low-income residents in Duval County. l Google Maps.The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida is offering rental and utility assistance for low-income residents in Duval County. l Google Maps.
The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida is offering rental and utility assistance for low-income residents in Duval County. l Google Maps.

Salvation Army offers rent and utility assistance

Published on July 11, 2024 at 12:49 pm

If you need help paying your rent or utility bills in Duval County, the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida may be able to help.

The organization is offering financial assistance to low-income residents in Duval County. The Salvation Army said the assistance is available to residents who have received an eviction or disconnection notice or have been unemployed for 90 days. Household income must not exceed 50% of the federal poverty level.

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In Florida, that means a one-person household could not make more than $7,530 per year and no more than $15,600 per year for a four-person household, according to the 2024 poverty guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If eligible, residents can receive $1,500 for rental assistance and $350 for utility assistance.

You can call the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida at 904-356-8641 to see if you qualify for the assistance. If you are eligible, an interview will be scheduled. You will need to provide paperwork like income verification, a copy of your signed lease, notice of disconnection for utilities, photo ID and Social Security documentation for all household members.

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.

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