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Rent & Utility Assistance


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.

Turning Points - General Information


701 17th Avenue West,
Bradenton, FL 34205

Telephone / Fax:

T: (941) 747-1509
F: (941) 567-6149

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm


To be eligible for financial assistance:

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

First Step: Submit an Application

Due to the overwhelming need for assistance, the online application process has been paused. Please check back daily for when the application is back online so that you can submit an application. Thank you for your patience.

Second Step: Evaluation and Notification

After submitting your application, the Turning Points appointment staff will review the application to ensure it meets basic criteria and funding is available. You will be contacted to set up an appointment to see a case manager. 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 as staff does not have access to this information.

Third Step: 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 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.


Your Donation Is Important

Donations from people like you ensure our organization is able to continue helping single mothers, the elderly, families, youth aging out of foster care, domestic violence victims, the disabled, and others attain housing and related services.