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Are you currently homeless?

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

 

Are you facing eviction or at imminent risk of losing the place you're staying?

 Please complete the pre-assessment here.

 

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.

 


 POLK COUNTY COVID-19 EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM

Polk County's COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program will soon be available to provide funding that will assist tenants who are unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program, using federally approved funds, assists Polk's most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction and provides property owners with an alternative to eviction.  The landlord will initiate the application process; however, both parties must agree to participate and meet eligibility requirements.  See the attached document for details.

To complete an online application, visit www.polk-county.net.  A call center will open at 9 am February 17th.  The number to call for answers to any questions is (863) 519-1000.


 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

 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 that is available on the CDC's website for more information and instructions.


 

 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.

 


 

2021 QUARTER 2 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

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

 
 
JANUARY CoC MEMBERSHIP MEETING
 
Continuum of Care Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 17th, 2020
9:00 am
Via Conference Call
 

 
FEBRUARY 2021 CoC GOVERNANCE MEETING
 
Continuum of Care Governance Meeting
 Thursday, February 18, 2021
11:30 am
Microsoft Teams Meeting
  
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