Are you homeless or in danger of becoming homeless?

Please call 863-687-8386 to complete a coordinated assessment by phone. 


If you are a veteran:

please call 863-OUR-VET-6 ext. 1006.


If you are in physical danger where you are staying or you are fleeing domestic violence:

 please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at (863)413-2700.

For inquiries on other emergency assistance: 

please call 2-1-1.




 If you are in danger of eviction due to financial impact from COVID-19:

If you are within Lakeland city limits, please apply directly to City of Lakeland at www.lakelandgov.net or call (863)834-2273.

If you are in Polk County, please call United Way at 2-1-1 for information on agencies in your area that may be able to assist you.


CDC Limited Moratorium on Evictions

Florida has ended its state moratorium on evictions.  However, the Center for Disease Control has issued a federal temporary halt on evictions that may apply in certain circumstances.  Please read the CDC's Notice and the Declaration Form and Instructions that are available on the CDC's website for more information.


 2021 Point In Time Count

Everyone counts, no matter where they live.


Help us make a difference in the lives of individuals who are experiencing homelessness by volunteering for the 2021 PIT Count

For more information, contact Sherrita Denson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (863) 687-8386.


 2021 Continuum of Care Membership

If you are interested in ending homelessness in Polk County, please join our Continuum of Care! To become a member, you’ll need to complete an application attached with a cover letter and pay annual dues of $100 for businesses or $50 for individuals. Our membership meets monthly to evaluate existing services and possible service gaps, review state and national guidance, and collaborate on ways to fulfill our mission of making homelessness in Polk County rare, non-recurring, and short-lived. In addition, members have voting rights on CoC policy as well as the opportunity to participate in CoC grant applications.




 HCPC Board of Directors Meeting
TBA, January 2021
3:00 pm
Via Conference Call

Continuum of Care Membership Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
9:00 am
Via Conference Call

Continuum of Care Governance Meeting
 Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:30 am
Microsoft Teams Meeting
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