Leon County Direct Emergency Assistance Program, DEAP

Address

918 Railroad Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32310

(850) 606-1948

cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Office-of-Human-Services-and-Community-Partnership/Human-Services/Direct-Emergency-Assistance-Program

AKA:

DEAP

Description:

8/7/2020 UPDATE: Leon County is temporarily suspending the current DEAP program while they implement a new program with CARES Act funding in mid to late August.

*Temporary financial emergency assistance, limited to one time per 12 months and no more than 3 times over the life of the program
*For qualifying persons, may be able to pay rent, mortgage, utilities or home fuel in order to keep the individual or family in the home. Funds can not be used to pay security or utility deposits, or late fees
*Eligibility:
*In most cases, all adults 18 and over in the home must work at least 30 hours per week OR be unemployed and actively seeking to work at least 30 hours a week. Persons ages 16 or 17 who are not in high school, college or tech school have the same work requirements as adults.
*Exceptions to the employment requirement:
1. An individual who is 62 years old or older
2. An individual who is unable to work (verification from physician or Social Security administration required)
3. An individual who is needed in the home to care for an invalid adult or child (verification from a physician required)
4. An individual who is employed but is currently not working or working fewer hours due to employer layoffs or downsizing (verification from employer required)
5. An individual who has applied for or is receiving unemployment compensation
6. An individual (one adult per household) who is needed in the home to care for an infant under 90 days old
7. Must be a Leon County resident
8. Must have good likelihood of future independence and being able to pay housing and/or utility by the next payment date after receiving assistance
9. For the most recent 30 day period, household income must be less than basic necessity expenses
*Household income includes: Any type of earned wages, retirement income, social security, unemployment compensation, SSI/Social Security Disability, Veteran's benefits, child support, alimony, TANF, assistance from family or friends
*Basic necessities include: housing, utility/fuel, food, childcare, transportation, phone, internet, unexpected emergency situations
*To apply: Persons are encouraged to apply online via the county's website. For callers unable to copy the website URL, the quickest way to find the application online is to go to cms.leoncountyfl.gov and find the search bar on the left side of the page. Type in Direct Emergency Assistance Program and hit search. The online application and information about maximum payment amounts can be found there.
*Persons unable to apply online may call 850-606-1900 to speak to a Human Services staff member.

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

July 27, 2020

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

918 Railroad Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Mailing

918 Railroad Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Contacts

Phone Numbers

1. Main Number, DEAP

(850) 606-1948

2. Leon County Human Services and Community Partnerships

(850) 606-1900

Mortgage Payment Assistance

Description

8/7/2020 UPDATE: Leon County is temporarily suspending the current DEAP program while they implement a new program with CARES Act funding in mid to late August.

*Temporary financial emergency assistance, limited to one time per 12 months and no more than 3 times over the life of the program
*For qualifying persons, may be able to pay rent, mortgage, utilities or home fuel in order to keep the individual or family in the home. Funds can not be used to pay security or utility deposits, or late fees
*Eligibility:
*In most cases, all adults 18 and over in the home must work at least 30 hours per week OR be unemployed and actively seeking to work at least 30 hours a week. Persons ages 16 or 17 who are not in high school, college or tech school have the same work requirements as adults.
*Exceptions to the employment requirement:
1. An individual who is 62 years old or older
2. An individual who is unable to work (verification from physician or Social Security administration required)
3. An individual who is needed in the home to care for an invalid adult or child (verification from a physician required)
4. An individual who is employed but is currently not working or working fewer hours due to employer layoffs or downsizing (verification from employer required)
5. An individual who has applied for or is receiving unemployment compensation
6. An individual (one adult per household) who is needed in the home to care for an infant under 90 days old
7. Must be a Leon County resident
8. Must have good likelihood of future independence and being able to pay housing and/or utility by the next payment date after receiving assistance
9. For the most recent 30 day period, household income must be less than basic necessity expenses
*Household income includes: Any type of earned wages, retirement income, social security, unemployment compensation, SSI/Social Security Disability, Veteran's benefits, child support, alimony, TANF, assistance from family or friends
*Basic necessities include: housing, utility/fuel, food, childcare, transportation, phone, internet, unexpected emergency situations
*To apply: Persons are encouraged to apply online via the county's website. For callers unable to copy the website URL, the quickest way to find the application online is to go to cms.leoncountyfl.gov and find the search bar on the left side of the page. Type in Direct Emergency Assistance Program and hit search. The online application and information about maximum payment amounts can be found there.
*Persons unable to apply online may call 850-606-1900 to speak to a Human Services staff member.

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F

Required Documents

Will be listed in application

Eligibility

See Description

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Apply online or call if unable to do so

Languages

English

Service Area

Leon County

Geography Served

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    Rent Payment Assistance

    Description

    8/7/2020 UPDATE: Leon County is temporarily suspending the current DEAP program while they implement a new program with CARES Act funding in mid to late August.

    *Temporary financial emergency assistance, limited to one time per 12 months and no more than 3 times over the life of the program
    *For qualifying persons, may be able to pay rent, mortgage, utilities or home fuel in order to keep the individual or family in the home. Funds can not be used to pay security or utility deposits, or late fees
    *Eligibility:
    *In most cases, all adults 18 and over in the home must work at least 30 hours per week OR be unemployed and actively seeking to work at least 30 hours a week. Persons ages 16 or 17 who are not in high school, college or tech school have the same work requirements as adults.
    *Exceptions to the employment requirement:
    1. An individual who is 62 years old or older
    2. An individual who is unable to work (verification from physician or Social Security administration required)
    3. An individual who is needed in the home to care for an invalid adult or child (verification from a physician required)
    4. An individual who is employed but is currently not working or working fewer hours due to employer layoffs or downsizing (verification from employer required)
    5. An individual who has applied for or is receiving unemployment compensation
    6. An individual (one adult per household) who is needed in the home to care for an infant under 90 days old
    7. Must be a Leon County resident
    8. Must have good likelihood of future independence and being able to pay housing and/or utility by the next payment date after receiving assistance
    9. For the most recent 30 day period, household income must be less than basic necessity expenses
    *Household income includes: Any type of earned wages, retirement income, social security, unemployment compensation, SSI/Social Security Disability, Veteran's benefits, child support, alimony, TANF, assistance from family or friends
    *Basic necessities include: housing, utility/fuel, food, childcare, transportation, phone, internet, unexpected emergency situations
    *To apply: Persons are encouraged to apply online via the county's website. For callers unable to copy the website URL, the quickest way to find the application online is to go to cms.leoncountyfl.gov and find the search bar on the left side of the page. Type in Direct Emergency Assistance Program and hit search. The online application and information about maximum payment amounts can be found there.
    *Persons unable to apply online may call 850-606-1900 to speak to a Human Services staff member.

    Hours

    8am-5pm, M-F

    Required Documents

    Will be listed in application

    Eligibility

    See Description

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Apply online or call if unable to do so

    Languages

    English

    Service Area

    Leon County

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • Florida
      • Leon County
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (BH-3800.7000) and related services within the Service Tree.
      Utility Service Payment Assistance

      Description

      8/7/2020 UPDATE: Leon County is temporarily suspending the current DEAP program while they implement a new program with CARES Act funding in mid to late August.

      *Temporary financial emergency assistance, limited to one time per 12 months and no more than 3 times over the life of the program
      *For qualifying persons, may be able to pay rent, mortgage, utilities or home fuel in order to keep the individual or family in the home. Funds can not be used to pay security or utility deposits, or late fees
      *Eligibility:
      *In most cases, all adults 18 and over in the home must work at least 30 hours per week OR be unemployed and actively seeking to work at least 30 hours a week. Persons ages 16 or 17 who are not in high school, college or tech school have the same work requirements as adults.
      *Exceptions to the employment requirement:
      1. An individual who is 62 years old or older
      2. An individual who is unable to work (verification from physician or Social Security administration required)
      3. An individual who is needed in the home to care for an invalid adult or child (verification from a physician required)
      4. An individual who is employed but is currently not working or working fewer hours due to employer layoffs or downsizing (verification from employer required)
      5. An individual who has applied for or is receiving unemployment compensation
      6. An individual (one adult per household) who is needed in the home to care for an infant under 90 days old
      7. Must be a Leon County resident
      8. Must have good likelihood of future independence and being able to pay housing and/or utility by the next payment date after receiving assistance
      9. For the most recent 30 day period, household income must be less than basic necessity expenses
      *Household income includes: Any type of earned wages, retirement income, social security, unemployment compensation, SSI/Social Security Disability, Veteran's benefits, child support, alimony, TANF, assistance from family or friends
      *Basic necessities include: housing, utility/fuel, food, childcare, transportation, phone, internet, unexpected emergency situations
      *To apply: Persons are encouraged to apply online via the county's website. For callers unable to copy the website URL, the quickest way to find the application online is to go to cms.leoncountyfl.gov and find the search bar on the left side of the page. Type in Direct Emergency Assistance Program and hit search. The online application and information about maximum payment amounts can be found there.
      *Persons unable to apply online may call 850-606-1900 to speak to a Human Services staff member.

      Hours

      8am-5pm, M-F

      Required Documents

      Will be listed in application

      Eligibility

      See Description

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Apply online or call if unable to do so

      Languages

      English

      Service Area

      Leon County

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • Florida
        • Leon County
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (BV-8900.9300) and related services within the Service Tree.

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