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Brevard County has received $18,176,052 for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Board of Brevard County Commissioners has allocated more than $18 million in federal dollars for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for income-eligible Brevard County residents impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing incurred due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease.


Assistance is restricted to households whose income is at or below 80% of area median income ($55,350 for a family of four).


The application for the program will be available at all 17 Brevard County Libraries and the Law Library, on the Department’s website, http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanServices, and through an online system https://brevardflhhs.seamlessdocs.com/.../EmergencyRental....


Eligibility requirements include:

Applicant is a resident of Brevard County.

Applicant is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.


The applicant must sign all required documents (application, social security number waiver, release/request of information, etc.) or their application will be rejected/denied.


Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application (include 2 months of bank statements, paystubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040).


All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.

For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be administered, as directed by Brevard County Commission, through the County's Housing and Human Services Department


The Housing and Human Services Department is a partnership of services operating under the Brevard County Community Services Group and the Board of County Commissioners. In the best interest of all residents, the Housing and Human Services Department identifies and addresses community needs and plan for the organization, development, and evaluation of Board sponsored programs, designed to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life in Brevard County.



Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Application Please note that failure to provide all required documents will result in the denial of assistance. Downloadable Application (508 Compliant) PDF Emergency Rental Assistance Application (pdf, 280 KB) Attachment C - Form W-9 (pdf, 131 KB) Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

At all County Libraries

By mail or hand delivered to: Housing and Human Services Department 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson way, B-106 Viera, Florida 32940

By email at BrevardERA@brevardfl.gov

Use the online application portal web address: https://brevardflhhs.seamlessdocs.com/f/EmergencyRentalAssistance


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Burial Program Application

Downloadable Application (Section 508 Compliant) Please download and complete all documents. PDF Coronavirus (COVID-19) Burial Program Application FORM (pdf, 1090 KB)

Please note that failure to provide all required documentation will result in the denial of assistance.

Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

By mail or hand delivered to: Brevard County Community Action Agency Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center 415 Stone Street Cocoa, Florida 32922

Use the online application portal.

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