If you are experiencing difficulties making your rental or utility payments there are a number of non-profit organizations that offer assistance. Listed below are some of the ones we know with their contact information. Many get funds at different times and do run out. Therefore, you can expect that you may have to contact numerous agencies before being able to receive assistance. The internet is also a valuable tool in locating other assistance programs.
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, or JALA, offers free civil legal aid to low income and indigent. This can even include housing solutions, such as eviction prevention support or landlord/tenant mediation. Also get help in contesting security deposits, unsafe, housing, and accessing government benefits, such as section 8. Dial (904) 356-8371.
Arlington Community Services has very limited funding for qualified low income residents. Funds, including zero-interest loans, for paying rent, referrals to transitional or low-income housing, and other support is offered if resources allow. Telephone number is (904) 743-7402.