To help prevent homelessness, we offer rental payment assistance to eligible households, including deposits, home mortgage (no foreclosures), apartment rent, mobile home, lot rent, and utilities (if included in the lease.)
Hillsborough County Code Enforcement is required to conduct a property inspection for customers seeking rental assistance. Rental property inspections are mandatory to authorize rental payment assistance.
Code Enforcement will contact the owner or tenant within seven days to schedule the inspection.
Code Enforcement will notify the landlord and/or tenant with the inspection results
The owner or property manager can be present during the inspection to ensure entry and immediate feedback if any problems are found
If the property fails inspection, the property will be re-inspected within 30 days
All inspectors will wear a Code Enforcement uniform and badge
Rental assistance may be withheld pending results of the inspection