1. Go to the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's website.
2. Select Search Our Database.
3. Select Property Address
4. Type your address in the field.
5. Select the Submit Query button or click the ENTER key on your keyboard
6. Click on the Parcel Info Link of your address.
7. View the Current Tax District displayed near the top of the record as shown below.
The city of Clearwater offers one-time emergency relief to individuals and families facing serious financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of these funds is to provide temporary financial relief to those most impacted by the pandemic and resulting business closures.
Individuals and families who have lost jobs, been furloughed. or have experienced a reduction of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need one-time financial assistance paying past due rent or mortgage payments and utilities for April 2020 forward.
Funds can be used for rent, mortgage, and utility bills that became past due after April 1, 2020, as long as these expenses have not already been paid for by insurance or another federal assistance program. Funds cannot be used to pay for deposits of any kind. Funds will be paid directly to the utility, landlord, or mortgage holder. Applicants seeking mortgage assistance will be referred to a HUD-certified foreclosure counselor. The City will release funds upon the counselor’s recommendation.
Individuals will be awarded a one-time assistance based on their specific documented needs, such as utility bills, overdue rent, or overdue mortgage payments that have accumulated after April 1, 2020, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be required to provide documentation of these needs as described below. Total assistance cannot exceed $4,000.00 and may not continue beyond three months.
The funds do not have to be paid back UNLESS you are untruthful in your application or have received benefits from different agencies for the same assistance. In that instance all assistance received must be paid back to the City.
Job or income loss directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. your workplace shut down under state or local orders). You will be required to provide documentation. Examples: paystubs, a letter from employer, proof of employer business closure.
Income restrictions apply: Your total household income must fall within these parameters:
PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended to assist households that do not qualify under Pinellas County’s assistance program earning up to 80% of Area Median Income. Accordingly, households earning total household income outside of the income brackets shown above and households of five (5) people and higher are not eligible for this program.
You may have no more than $4,000 in liquid assets. Liquid assets are cash, savings & checking.
You must be a city of Clearwater residency. You must live within the incorporated limits of the city of Clearwater. You can check your tax district by entering your address on the Pinellas County Property Appraiser website. Proof of residency may include a driver’s license or utility bill with your qualifying address.
Legal Status: Proof of U.S. Citizenship, including naturalized citizens, or other legal residency status (i.e. permanent residents).
Assistance requests will be processed as quickly as possible, after receipt of ALL required documentation. Due to the widespread impact of the pandemic on our local community, we anticipate a high volume of requests. Payments will be disbursed directly to the landlord, mortgage lender, or utility company to which the individual bills are overdue. Applicants seeking mortgage assistance will be referred to a HUD-approved agency for foreclosure counseling. The City will release funds upon the counselor’s recommendation.
Please utilize the "Contact Us" section of the city of Clearwater Affordable Housing website. A staff member will respond to you as soon as possible.
No, it will not disqualify you from collecting unemployment. You cannot qualify for the city of Clearwater’s financial assistance to pay for expenses that have already been paid for by other federal aid.
These funds come from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (State of Florida funding) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (Federal funds).
You can check on other assistance that may be available by calling 211.