Help Me, Hillsborough

Welcome to Help Me, Hillsborough! This is the resource page that has the information you need when you need help in the place you live.  Find your closest Community Resource Center or contact the Call Center at (813) 272-5220 for additional assistance.

Housing Assistance

Here, you will find resources related to affordable housing, rental and housing assistance, evictions and disputes with landlords, the Tenant's Bill of Rights Ordinance, and more.

Affordable Housing

Find resources to help with financial assistance for home repairs, down payments, rental and housing needs, as well as other information on affordable housing needs, such as fair housing and federal reporting notices.

Facing Eviction?

Do you need assistance solving a dispute with a landlord or are you facing eviction? Find resources through the Housing Stability Program

Rental and Housing Assistance

To help prevent homelessness, Hillsborough County offers limited rental payment assistance to eligible households, including home mortgage and apartment rental assistance to avoid foreclosures and evictions, mobile home assistance, and lot rent. Learn more and apply for rental and housing assistance

Residential Tenant Protection

Be aware of the protections available to tenants living in unincorporated Hillsborough County. These include protection from income discrimination and allow for more affordable housing opportunities, shielding residents from the possibility of homelessness.

Utilities Assistance

Hillsborough County has programs available to help you pay for energy bills so you don't have to choose between electricity and groceries.

Need help paying your water bill? Hillsborough County can assist! The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps Hillsborough County residents pay for water and wastewater bills

 

Homeless Assistance

Homeless & Community Services works in collaboration with the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) and the Continuum of Care to provide resources to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, leading them to self-sufficiency.

Cold Weather Shelters

Find cold weather shelter information providing emergency, short-term residence for a family or individuals during cold weather events.

Food Pantry

Feeding Tampa Bay offers a variety of food assistance options.

 

Senior Assistance

Hillsborough County offers numerous services designed to enhance the lives of adults ages 50 and over, from active adult programming and in-home services to hot meal delivery and referral services.

Aging Services

Aging Services offers numerous services designed to enhance the lives of older adults age 50 and over, from active adult programming and in-home services to hot meals and referral services.

Find a Senior Center

A place to gather, learn, and enjoy free activities designed for today’s active seniors.

Door-to-Door Transportation on Sunshine Line

Transportation is provided for medical and social service appointments, grocery trips, health and wellness, personal business, and more. 

Meal Plan

Hillsborough County promotes better health and good eating habits for those age 60 and older by providing various nutritious meal options.

 

Business Assistance

Hillsborough County builds prosperity by helping local businesses succeed. Check out these resources for potential business owners, current business owners, and their employees.

Minorities, Women, and Small Business

Targeted programs to help minority or woman-owned businesses flourish.

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) was established by the Hillsborough County Economic Development department in 2014 to provide entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training.

Artists

The Arts Council division provides a unified voice for all cultural organizations and activities in the Tampa and Hillsborough County region, and connects artists with grants and opportunities.

Resources and Training

Get connected with the knowledge and resources you need to grow your small business.

 

Children & Family Assistance

Great information and resources for families with children, including counseling, child care and enrichment, educational opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Summer Camp Financial Assistance

If your child currently has a reduced or free lunch letter, you may qualify for a fee reduction for after-school and summer camp programs.

Head Start/Early Head Start

The Head Start program is available for children from low-income families between 3 and 5 years old, including those with special needs. Early Head Start is for children up to 3 years old; Head Start is for children 3-5 years old.

Child Care

Hillsborough County licenses and carefully inspects child care providers to ensure your little ones are in good hands when they are out of your sight.

Education and Schools

Hillsborough County can help you build a strong educational foundation for your children that prepares them for success in school and life.

Hillsborough County's Community Action Board Scholarship program offers scholarships worth up to $5,000 each to eligible students wishing to continue their post-secondary education.

Children and Families in need of Residential Respite

Find information for children and families in need of residential programs or community counseling services.

 

Health Care Assistance

The Hillsborough County Health Care Plan offers affordable medical and dental care for those who can’t afford traditional medical insurance and meet the program qualifications

Patient Assistance

The Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides people who have limited incomes with free or low-cost prescription drugs from the drug manufacturer.

Healthy Living Program

The Healthy Living Program offers comprehensive resources to support the well-being of Hillsborough County Health Care Plan members, Hillsborough County residents, and Hillsborough County employees.

 

Veterans Assistance

Hillsborough County proudly serves the nearly 98,000 Veterans who call the county home. With Florida’s largest population of Veterans, Hillsborough County aims to ensure that all former military service members and their families can access resources and navigate benefits.

Find Veterans Services

Hillsborough County's Veterans Services assists Veterans, their dependents, and survivors in accessing federal, state, and local benefits. There is never a fee to receive services or visit any of our Veterans Service Offices.

Veterans Council

The objective of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. is to serve as a local affiliate of military veterans organizations, to act as liaison between County Government and Veterans Organizations on actions affecting Veterans and Veterans benefits.