LARGO Safer at Home Eviction Prevention
Prevent Eviction with FREE help from a local HUD-approved agency and a nonprofit law firm. Renters receive full budget and credit counseling with a credit review to make any transition easier, landlord advocate/eviction diversion services, or relocation services if necessary.
Rental Counseling and Assistance
Get help before it is too late
Rental housing is essential to many households. NFDM counselors help clients navigate the rental process and secure a unit that fits their budget. NFDM counselors help clients find rental assistance, understand Fair Housing laws, become familiar with tenant-landlord relationships and responsibilities, and provide appropriate information on general housing issues.
When tenants and landlords conflict, NFDM counselors can help tenants by making referrals to legal aid organizations. If a tenant falls behind on rent, NFDM counselors help residents to stay in their units by working with the resident and the landlord to develop a repayment plan and helping the resident to apply for funds to assist with unpaid and overdue rents.
Rental housing counseling can include working with residents’ landlords when problems occur. Such counseling might prevent evictions. As landlords may be willing to work with existing residents to avoid paying for legal fees associated with evictions and unit turnover costs associated with repairs and improvements.