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DeSoto County – Electric Bill Assistance Available

ATTENTION: ONLY 3 per Year - Starting Jan 1, 2024DeSoto County Social Services will provide eligible applicants with up to three benefits per calendar year:(1) Home Energy benefit per twelve months, (1) Summer Crisis benefit, and (1) Winter Crisis benefit.The Crisis benefits are October 1 through... Read More.

DeSoto County Residents Eligible For Housing Assistance

DESOTOBOCC.COM Housing Assistance Need housing assistance? The County is eligible to receive funding in locally administered limits or in the unincorporated areas of the County. In order to be considered for assistance, annual income by family size may not exceed 120% of the area median income... Read More.

Additional Florida Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance

FEMA PRESS RELEASE December 23, 2022Fifty-one additional Florida counties affected by Hurricane Nicole are now eligible for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program. The counties are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Broward,... Read More.

Hardee and Sarasota Counties Approved for Direct Temporary Housing Assistance

October 29th ~Hardee and Sarasota counties are now eligible for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance.They join Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Lee counties previously approved for Direct Temporary Housing Assistance, which provides options for people whose homes are uninhabitable because of the hurricane.FEMA determined that... Read More.

Emergency Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Available

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture,... Read More.

DeSoto County Residents May Be Eligible For Homeowner Assistance

The Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund may be able to offer you relief for mortgage payments and other homeowner expenses. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is designed to mitigate financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing homeowners’ mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and... Read More.

$2.5 Million in Food Assistance Now Available for Floridians in Need

Jun 6, 2022Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) with a $2.5 million grant to improve The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) through investment in food distribution infrastructure and underserved areas. TEFAP... Read More.