How to apply

Individuals, families, and landlords can submit their application online at any time.

Individual applicants can also download a paper application here or pick up paper applications at any of the following locations:

  • Ecumenical Ministries in Fairhope, 564 Fairhope Ave. Fairhope, AL 36532 

  • Ecumenical Ministries in Foley, 102 W. Spruce Ave. Foley, AL 36535 

  • Catholic Social Services, 23010 AL Hwy 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567 

  • Christian Service Center, 317 Dolphin Ave. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

  • Prodisee Pantry, 9315 Spanish Fort Blvd. Spanish Fort, AL 36527

  • Family Service Center, 2402 US-31, Bay Minette, AL 36507
     

Paper applications and supporting documentation can be dropped off at or mailed to:

Baldwin County Commission Office,

Baldwin County Administration Building

312 Courthouse Square, Suite 12

Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Attention: Keri Green

Please use the Applicant Checklist to make sure all necessary documents are included in with the paper application. Paper applications will be picked up weekly and a case manager will be in touch via the listed phone number to discuss your application. 

Who Can Apply?

Landlords may also apply on behalf of their tenants and will be required to accept the following conditions to receive payment under the program:

  • Forgive late fees in excess of $300, penalties, interest and not charge for court costs incurred during the period for which rent arrears assistance received or before April 2020.

  • Not evict a tenant for past due rent before April 2020.

  • Not evict a tenant for at least 60 days after assistance ends unless eviction is for a cause other than non-payment of rent.

 

Landlord applications will only be accepted through the online application system.

Tenants

Tenants may be eligible for rental assistance under the program if all of the following requirements are met:

  • The tenant resides in a rental unit within Baldwin County.

  • At least one individual in the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction income, incurred considerable costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.

  • The tenant has received a past due rent notice, past due utility notice, or an eviction notice or is experiencing housing instability.

  • The household income does not exceed 80% of the area median income limit (AMI) for the parish, as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Landlords