Seminole County Community Assistance

Seminole County Community Assistance
534 W Lake Mary Blvd
Reflections Plaza at Hidden Lakes
Sanford, FL  32738
Phone: 407−665−2300
Fax: 407−665−2358
www.seminolecountyfl.gov/commsrvs

 

HOURS:

Monday-Friday from  8:00 am-5:00 pm

In-House Orientations are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday at 8:15 am.

Seminole County Community Assistance will provide an orientation to all customers applying for financial assistance services for rental/mortgage, utility, dental, rental and utility deposits, and training.

Types of Assistance

Prevention Assistance
Financial Assistance is offered for Rental or Mortgage and/or utility services for qualified clients through the Prevention Assistance Program.  Assistance may be provided one-time within  a two year period.  A household must have experienced a financial hardship within the last six months and have proof of the ability to sustain and show on-going management.  Interested applicants must attend an Orientation and provide a complete Community Assistance Application with applicable attachments at the time of orientation or complete the online orientation and application.

Dental
Applicants must provide a written referral from a licensed dentist dated within the last 30 days.  Assistance is available for fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, dentures, and partial dentures.  Interested applicants must attend an orientation and provide a complete Community Assistance Application with applicable attachments at the time of orientation or complete the online orientation and application.  Assistance is limited to one time within the County’s fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).

S.H.I.P. Deposit Assistance
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) allocated dollars to the County annually for the purpose of helping their residents obtain safe, decent affordable housing that might otherwise be unavailable to them.  Rental Security and Utility Deposit assistance is funded through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program to assist low income individuals/families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of their inability to pay rental security and/or utility deposits.  Interested applicants must attend an Orientation and provide a complete Community Assistance Application with applicable attachments at the time of orientation or complete the online orientation and application. Assistance is limited to one time within a two year period.

CSBG Training Program
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training Program will provide financial assistance in the amount up to $5,000 to eligible individuals for training program tuition, books, and training supplies.  Financial assistance will be provided to individuals that need training in order to attain employment, maintain employment, or to increase employment income and/or benefits.  Tuition assistance is available to eligible individuals to a school listed on the Workforce Central Florida Approved Classes matrix.  Interested applicants must attend an Orientation and provide a complete Community Assistance Application with applicable attachments at the time of orientation or complete the online orientation and application.

Cremation/Burial
Financial Cremation/Burial Assistance for indigent individuals passing away in Seminole County.  Assistance for Cremation may be provided for those who die and have no insurance, unclaimed and/or are unknown individuals who die in Seminole County.  Assistance with Burial may be provided for those that own a plot.  Applications will be taken by appointment only.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA)
TBRA provides a rental subsidy for qualified Seminole County renters to obtain decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing.  Households, at a minimum, must be at or below 50% of the median income and the head of household or spouse must meet one of the following requirements:

  • must be a full time student, or
  • must be 62 years of age or older, or
  • must have a disability

Program is currently closed and not accepting applications.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The Department of Community Affairs provides CSBG funds to assist eligible low-income households in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self sufficiency.  The grant provides a variety of antipoverty services.  Seminole County provides a Training program and a Day Camp Scholarship program.

 

SERVICE PHONES:

407-665-2360

AREA SERVED:

Seminole County

TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS:

U.S. Hwy 17-92 and Lake Mary Blvd. Plaza is three blocks wesst, off of Lake Mary Blvd., in the Relections Building

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Shirley Davis-Boyce
sdavis-boyce@seminolecountyfl.gov

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

Fully Accessible, Public Parking Available, Ramps There is public transportation to this location.