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The City of West Palm Beach wants to ensure that our residents, businesses, and employees have access to community programs and services aimed at helping those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listed here are some of the resources available in our community. These resources are available due to a combination of local and state government programs, non-profit agencies, and service providers.

Additional resources are available by visiting the 211 Palm Beach County COVID-19 Resource Guide.

Housing Assistance

Program Name:  COVID-19 Rental Eviction Protection Program 

Administering Agency:  City of West Palm Beach, Dept. of Housing and Community Development

Program Overview:  The COVID-19 Rental Eviction Protection Program is created to assist eligible City of West Palm Beach households with temporary rental assistance in order to avoid displacement due to loss of income as a direct result of COVID- 19.  The assistance is limited to a one-time payment equal to a maximum of 2 months’ rent. Applicants must be able to evidence loss of income due to COVID- 19 and have no other available resources. They must not have utilized any other services for the timeframe of payment request.

Additional information is available at:  www.wpb.org/housing

Contact Information:   561-822-1250

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Program Name:  Eviction Prevention Program 

Administering Agency:  Palm Beach County Human Services

Program Overview:  Assist individuals or families who require temporary rental assistance in order to avoid displacement. 

Additional information is available at:  http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Information:   561-904-7900

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Utility Assistance

Program Name:  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administering Agency:  Community Action

Program Overview:  To provide financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for families in crisis.

Additional information is available at:  http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/communityaction/Pages/Utility-Assistance.aspx

Contact Information:   561-355-4792

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Program Name:  Serving Our Seniors (SOS)

Administering Agency:  City of West Palm Beach, Vickers House

Program Overview:  To provide financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for seniors 62 and older in crisis. The assistance is limited to a one-time payment not to exceed $600. Applicants must not have any other resources available.

Additional information is available at:  www.wpb.org

Contact Information: 561-804-4970

Food Support

Program Name:  Grab & Go Meals

Administering Agency:  Palm Beach County Schools

Program Overview:  Box meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (22 ESE), regardless of financial need. Students must be present in order to receive the meal.

Additional information is available at:  https://www.palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/feeding_sites_open_during_school_closure

Contact Information561-969-5840

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Program Name:  Food Pantry

Administering Agency:  St Ann’s Place

Program Overview:  Bagged meals will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and are FREE to anyone regardless of financial need. 

Additional information is available at:  https://www.stannplace.org/

Contact Information561-805-7708

Child Care Support

Program Name:   Childcare Resources

Administering Agency:  Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

Program Overview:  If you find that you are having a hard time finding childcare resources, in need of predetermining your current childcare case, or want to obtain childcare applications

Additional information is available at:  www.elcpalmbeach.org

Contact Information:   561-514-3300