Family Stability Services

Designed to help individuals & families achieve stability

With nearly 43% of household in Lake & 37% of Sumter households living in or on the edge of poverty, according to our United Way ALICE Report, helping people pave a path to a better future is essential. That’s why we’re focused on empowering hard-working individuals and families with the tools, training and opportunities to prosper economically, including everything from financial coaching to employment services to debt management and asset building assistance.

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IN MORTGAGE AND RENT ASSISTANCE DISTRIBUTED From January - April 2024

DISTRIBUTED IN UTILITIES ASSISTANCE FROM JanUARY - April 2024

FAMILIES RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM JANUARY - april 2024

Assistance Availability & Application iNSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT Note Regardinging Document Uploads

Here are some tips below to help you with completing the task of uploading documents into a PDF, which is the required document format. Any other formats will not be accepted, such as screenshots and jpeg files, etc.

If you are submitting your application via a phone or mobile device below are some apps that can assist you in turning your documents into PDF format. These apps allow you to take pictures or scan documents with your phone that can be turned into PDFs. PDFs are used in a professional setting when applying or turning in documents, not pictures taken on your phone. 

Android Users

Download the “Cam Scanner” app.

Apple/iPhone Users

Apple iPhone comes with the “Notes” app.

UPDATE: Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back soon for updates.

Celebrating Success!

My landlord Lacey reached out to Nishika from United Way of Lake and Sumter for me. I was in need of help with multiple months of past-due rent, after a delay of being on a waitlist for subsidized rental assistance.

With me not getting assistance as planned when I moved in, I was responsible for the full rent, which is almost my entire income. I only receive Social Security and was so happy to move into an apartment that I could afford. Unfortunately, I had to wait months before the rental assistance was approved.

At 79 years old, I was really afraid of becoming homeless. With the help of Lacey at Lake Panasoffkee apartments and United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, I am able to have a place to call home.

I am forever grateful.

Brenda T.

Client Success: A Measure and Our Mission

At the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, client success isn’t just a measure of our effectiveness—it’s the heartbeat of our mission. As we confront the stark reality that nearly 43% of households in Lake and 37% in Sumter teeter on the edge of poverty, as highlighted in our United Way ALICE Report, we recognize that our impact isn’t solely measured by numbers but by the tangible transformations in the lives of those we serve. Our Family Stability Services are designed not only to provide essential resources but to empower individuals and families to thrive. Each success story is a testament to the resilience and determination of our clients and the unwavering support of our community. Join us in celebrating these triumphs and inspiring hope for a brighter tomorrow.