Rent & Utility Assistance



Location: 701 17th Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: (941) 747-1509
Closed Daily, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch
Fax: (941) 567-6941 Closed on Government Holidays


You or your partner have lost your job and now do not have enough income to pay rent and utilities and are  facing eviction.  Your car broke down, and you need it to get to work and to take your toddler to day care, so you are forced to fix the car and now are behind in all your other monthly bills.  You are diagnosed with an acute condition that requires you to be off work for a couple months and you have no insurance of any kind.

These are just a few of the common scenarios that may confront you causing you to seek financial assistance from our Transitional Development Program.  Depending on the availability of funding, this program assists households facing the prospect of eviction and also men, women, and children who are trying to get into stable housing from homelessness.


To be eligible for financial assistance:

  1. You have to document financial sustainability,
  2. Verify you have been resident in Manatee County for at least one month, and
  3. Your income must meet eligibility guidelines for the funding program that may assist you.

First Step: Submit the Application

If you are able to meet the requirements above, please click on the button below to submit an application to us. This is the first step in being evaluated for financial assistance with rent and utility costs.

Online App is Closed


Second Step: Evaluation and Notification

After submitting your application, it is reviewed by Turning Points staff. If you meet basic criteria and funding is available, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to see a case manager within 10 working days.  If you are not eligible, you will be contacted and, if appropriate,  information and a referral will be provided regarding other options you may want to consider.  Please do not call for status of your application.  Staff does not have access to this information.

Third Step (if applicable): Meet with a Case Manager

When you meet with a case manager, you will have the opportunity to discuss your situation and need with a trained, professional case manager.  They will assess your situation and help you develop a basic budget to determine household sustainability. Based on your eligibility and ability to meet funding guidelines, you may qualify for financial assistance of up to $1,000 for rent, deposits, and/or utilities.

Fourth Step (if applicable): Receive Funding

If you meet with a case manager and funding is identified for you, Turning Points will draft the necessary legal documents and issue payments directly to your landlord and/or utility company.

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