Community Development

Manatee CARES: Programs and Resources for Individuals Impacted Due to COVID-19

COMING SOON! Up to 500 applications will be accepted for Manatee CARES: Housing Assistance Program Round 2 funded through CARES Relief funding. More residents may now qualify for relief help. Applicants who did not get to participate or were not included in the lottery for Round 1, including residents of the City of Bradenton will now be able to apply when funding opens on August 6 at 8:00 a.m.

Visit our COVID-19 Recovery Resources page for resources and information to assist individuals in the community with various needs including temporary food assistance relief, legal services related to eviction and foreclosure, job training resources and homeless services.


Community Development administers programs that are designed to "bring you home" to quality living in an affordable residence and provide neighborhood improvements through community enhancement and housing assistance activities

"Empowering people and strengthening neighborhoods to create healthy, viable communities.”


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