After 15 months, the Escambia Emergency Rental Assistance Program is closing:

After accepting applications for 15 months, the Escambia County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is officially closed.

The application portal opened on October 18, 2021 to assist eligible low-income Escambia County residents and families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Residents who have already submitted an application or additional funding request for emergency rental assistance by January 24, 2023 will continue to have their application or request reviewed.

“However, there is no guarantee that applications will be funded due to lack of funds,” the county said. For more information, contact the ERAP help desk at 850-403-6044 or email

Emergency rental assistance was available to eligible low-income Escambia County residents and families who:

  • Was financially affected by COVID-19;
  • Had total household income at or below 80% Area Median Income;
  • Were at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Had received other rental assistance in the requested months.

Both the tenant and the landlord had to submit an application and reimbursement was paid directly to the landlord or utility. The program provided for up to 12 months of delinquent or delinquent rent and utility bills for households in Escambia County.

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