** Please note that information including hours and availability are subject to change based on COVID-19 circumstances. Be sure to check this page for the most current updates. **
ECHO’s Housing Assistance program, funded by the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) and the Big Bend Continuum of Care, is available to prevent evictions for lower-income working or recently-unemployed households (ALICE) who are facing financial hardship. Funds may be used for past due or upcoming rent or mortgage payments. If you are in need of assistance, the form below must be completed by you and your landlord or mortgage company. You may return the form to ECHO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 224-3246 x.206 to arrange other methods of delivery.
Additional rent & utility relief is available through OUR Florida. Click the link below to learn more about the program and to apply for assistance:
Current hours of operation are 9:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesday and Thursday. Please bring a photo ID to receive a bag of food for approximately 4-5 days worth of meals for a family of four.
Cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and miscellaneous housewares
A limited stock of full- and travel-size toiletries, baby and adult diapers, kitchen wares, and cleaning chemicals are available upon request. If visiting our office to receive food, please inquire with a volunteer or staff member about these items.
The Furniture Bank of Tallahassee offers free pickup service for donated furniture for distribution to our formerly-homeless clients at no charge. As a precaution, we are unable to enter your residence so please move the items outside. You may then contact email@example.com or call (850) 224-3246 x.205 to let us know when the items are ready to be picked up.
For households in need of furniture, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 224-3246 x.208 to discuss your situation and be added to our waiting list.
ECHO’s in-office counseling and case management resources are currently offered during walk-in hours Mon-Fri 9:00am-noon and by appointment Mon-Thurs 1:00-4:00pm. Face coverings are encouraged (free masks are available upon request). Contact Kescia Pride at email@example.com or (850) 224-3246 x.207 to arrange an appointment by phone or email.