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Pasco CARES relief program hit application limit within 15 minutes

The program opened at 9 a.m. Thursday and is now closed after reaching the 1,200 application limit.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Within 15 minutes of opening, the Pasco CARES Program reached its application limit.

The program aims to help those in Pasco County who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their bills.

When the program opened at 9 a.m. Thursday, the county said it reached its 1,200-resident limit within 15 minutes. 

"We want to help our community get through this difficult time," said Assistant County Administrator for Public Services Cathy Pearson. "This program will go a long way toward helping people in Pasco who might be experiencing financial hardships."

What can this help pay for?

  • Rent payment (contingent on landlord acceptance and current lease)
  • Mortgage payment for homesteaded residence (contingent on lender acceptance)
  • Utility bills (water, electric, gas)
  • Phone bills
  • Internet
  • Car payment
  • Property Association fees for homeowners

Pasco County residents were told to apply here.

Those who have applied and have questions can call the customer service at 727-847-2411.

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