Housing Assistance and Referral Program

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Housing Assistance and Referral Program (HARP)

The Housing Assistance and Referral Program (HARP) provides referrals to apartment complexes to help people with disabilities find safe, affordable, and accessible housing.

ELIGIBILITY

To request a referral to an apartment complex from CIL Jacksonville, individuals must be:

  1. A person with a disability *;
  2. A current resident of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns Counties;
  3. A person or household with Extremely Low Income (ELI)**;
  4. Receiving community-based services from CIL Jacksonville at the time of the referral;
  5. Prepared to live in an independent living environment; and
  6. Able to pay the determined rent and other costs for the available Extremely Low-Income (ELI) unit.

* Florida Statute 420.0004 (7) defines a “Disabling condition” as a means a diagnosable substance abuse disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic physical illness or disability, or the co-occurrence of two or more of these conditions, and a determination that the condition is: (a) Expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration; and (b) Not expected to impair the ability of the person with special needs to live independently. Click here to view Florida Statute 420.0004 (7).

** The Florida Housing Finance Corporation defines Extremely Low Income (ELI) as a “household of one or more persons wherein the annual adjusted gross income for the Family is equal to or below the percentage of area median income”. Click here to view ELI by County.

Please note: Apartment complexes have long waitlists and availability changes regularly. Apartments may have specific age requirements. CIL Jacksonville only serves as a referral agency and does not guarantee or provide housing.

Housing Referral Form

Complete the following information. For alternate forms or assistance, please contact us.

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Attention Landlords and Property Managers

Do you have safe, affordable, and accessible housing available to rent? Contact our team.

Housing Task Force

In 2016, CIL Jacksonville created a task force to fight the disparities in housing for people with disabilities. The Housing Task Force is made of individuals and partners who advocate for the rights for safe, affordable, accessible housing in Northeast Florida. If you would like to join the Housing Task Force, contact our team.

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