Emergency rental services: are offered to income-eligible households who have experienced a loss in employment income and have no other available resources. Priority will be given to households with a complete loss of income.
Please note: Human Services DOES NOT locate rental units or homes. It is the applicant’s responsibility to locate their rental unit or home. If you need assistance with services not offered by Human Services, we encourage you to review our Resource Guide, which lists community agencies that may offer the service(s) that you are looking for.
- Suffered a hardship resulting in a loss of employment or income
- Must live in Martin County
- Be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
Proof of income required.
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What are the eligibility requirements?
Applicants must have sustained a loss in employment income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must currently reside in Martin County and the household income may not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s).
Proof of hardship is required.
What does the program pay for?
Income eligible households may receive financial assistance for emergency services such as rental assistance. Priority will be given to households with a complete loss of income.
How is income eligibility determined?
Income eligibility is based on the household’s most current economic situation. Gross income must be used per grant guidelines. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. Verifying documentation required. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s). The household cannot have any other available resources.
What is considered income?
The following is considered income per grant guidelines:
- Money wages and salaries before any deductions;
- Self-employment wages after deductions for business expenses;
- Social Security payments;
- Worker’s compensation;
- Veteran benefits;
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
- Child support;
- All other allowable sources of income as determined by the grant guidelines.
What documents are required?
The following documents must be provided at the time of appointment:
- Picture ID for all adults in the household 18 or older
- Social Security Cards for all in household
- Birth Certificates for all children in the household under 18
- Proof of loss in household income such as unemployment benefits, 2 months/60 days of pay stubs, and/or letter from employer showing loss of employment and/or reduction in hours.
- Copy of housing lease/rental agreement, mortgage statement, and/or notarized statement from property owner if renting a room
- Utility bill showing current address
- Food stamp award letter
- Landlord W-9 Form
Additional documents may be requested, including but not limited to:
- Bank statements
- Custody documentation
- Household bills, etc.
HOW TO APPLY:
Martin County residents who who are seeking rental assistance and who meet the eligibility requirements must call the Martin County Human Services office for a pre-screen at (772) 288-5785, or email FinancialAssist@martin.fl.us.