Rental, Mortgage & Utility Assistance


Calhoun County has committed funding ($175,000.00) from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide Mortgage Payments, Rental Assistance including Back Rent, Deposits, and Utilities, Foreclosure and Eviction Prevention, for approved Very Low, Low, and Moderate, income single-family housing units, affected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.

Applications can be found ONLINE or PICKED UP IN PERSON AND DROPPED OFF at the Housing Department, Calhoun County Courthouse RM G. Applications for the CRF Program are available beginning on September 9th, 2020 at 9:00 A.M C.S.T. and will be accepted until September 18th, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. C.S.T. Only completed applications will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted. Mailed applications must be received by the deadline.

Completed applications can be submitted by email to or, or placed into the black drop box in front of County Courthouse after business hours, or by mailing to:

Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC) Office
2507 Callaway Road Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32303

For more information contact staff at the information above, or stop by the Housing Department, Calhoun County Courthouse RM G4, from  September 9th– September 18th between 9AM C.S.T. – 4PM C.S.T. for in-person assistance. 


Jackson County is now accepting applications from households financially impacted by Covid-19 for mortgage, rental, and utility payment assistance.

The dates eligible to receive assistance are through the period beginning March 1, 2020 and ending December 30, 2020.

To be eligible:

1. Household income cannot exceed the moderate (120%) average median income of Jackson County (see chart below for 2020 income limits)

2. The eligible household must have their primary residence in Jackson County

3.The hardship presented for consideration must be documented and proof must be submitted. Examples may include eviction notices, past due notices, unemployment statements, layoff notices, and bank statements.

Applications will be available from August 27, 2020 through December 1, 2020, on a first come first served basis.

For additional information or to apply please contact the Emerald Coast Regional Council, at 1-850-332-7976 ext. 218, or TTY – 711.

Household Size – Max. Income per Household
1 $44,400
2 $50,760
3 $57,120
4 $63,360
5 $68,520
6 $73,560
7 $78,560
8 $83,640

Jackson and Calhoun County Food Banks

Innovative Charities, Jackson County (850) 573-5526 Pick-Up on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. 1994 Hwy 71 Marianna, Fl. 32448 One pick-up per month per household

Innovative Charities, Calhoun County (850) 573-5526 Pick-Up on Thursdays from 10am-12pm. 12122 Hwy 20 Clarksville, Fl. 32430 One pick-up per month per household

Chipola Family Ministries (850) 482-6407 Drive-Thru on Wednesdays at 7am. Pick-Up on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm. 3004 Hwy 71N Marianna, Fl. 32446 One pick-up per month per household

First Presbyterian Church (850) 526-2430 Pick-Up on Wednesdays 9am-11am. 2898 Jefferson St. Marianna, Fl. 32446

Elder Care Services Inc. (850) 482-3220 Drive-Thru at 9am on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 4297 Liddon St. Marianna, Fl. 32446

Malone City Hall (850) 569-2308 Pick-Up at 9am on the 4th Wednesday of each month. 5182 9th Ave. Malone, Fl. 32445

Legal Services of North Florida Giving Hope Through ServicesLSNF provides representation to low-income and vulnerable individuals in civil matters only. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.(850) 385-9007 | Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:15 pm apply online