Palm Beach County is making up to 6 months of assistance (not to exceed $10,000) to income eligible households who are at least one-month delinquent (after February 29, 2020) in their home mortgage, escrow payments (PITI) and/or condominium and homeowners' association payments. Assistance cannot be used to cover payments already made; and will be provided as a grant or a forgivable loan.

All applications must be submitted online and will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis. The online application will open on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., and will close Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Applications can be accessed at the County's Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability's website

County Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The County’s Rental and Utility Assistance Program is now accepting applications.


-Eligible Palm Beach County tenants who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 are eligible for assistance with rent and utilities (electric, water, and gas).
-Tenants renting their family’s home, with a mortgage, will not be eligible for ERA assistance.

What are the benefits of the ERA program?

The ERA benefits:
-Households may receive up to 12 months of utility assistance for their rental unit. If utilities are paid for by the landlord these utility expenses shall be covered as rent payments.
-Households may receive up to 12 months of rental assistance.
-An additional 3 months of assistance may be considered, if it is determined that the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability, and if funds are available.

Rental payments are made directly to the landlord.
Utility payments are made directly to the utility company.

For help processing an application, please contact:
Palm Beach County House Authority 3432 45th St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 684-2160

The Lord's Place Prevention Team 2808 N Australian Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 537-4652
(561) 494-0125, ext. 1115