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Sarasota County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications for those unable to pay rent or utilities due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19.

Click here for a list of the documents you’ll need to complete your application.

You can familiarize yourself with the application process by watching this detailed, step-by-step video now.

Submit applications at www.scgovnet/RENT.

Program ambassadors are available at the following locations to provide application assistance, both walk-in and by appointment.


Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library

2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fruitville Public Library

100 Apex Road, Sarasota
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


 Englewood CRA
(call 941-650-2235 or 941-861-RENT (7368) to schedule an appointment)

370 W. Dearborn St., Suite D
8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Laurel Community Center
(call 941-861-RENT (7368) to schedule an appointment)

509 Collins Road, Nokomis
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

North Port Social Services
(call 941-429-3700 or 941-861-RENT (7368) to schedule an appointment)

6919 Outreach Way, North Port
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a reminder, having a copy of your filed 2020 taxes will help expedite the application process. United Way is offering FREE tax preparation throughout Sarasota County through May 17.  Click here for a complete list of available locations. Tax assistance is by appointment only.

To learn more, visit www.scgov.net/rent or call 941-861-RENT (7368), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.