Affordable housing is one of Mayor Castor’s five strategic goals. The City of Tampa Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) works with community agencies and conducts outreach to help alleviate homelessness in the City of Tampa. A staff of three persons work to assess the needs of persons facing homelessness and assist them with locating resources that would best meet their needs. The HCD Homeless Outreach staff can be reached at 813-274-8960.
New Housing Team Helps Address Affordable Housing Crisis By Focusing on Homelessness (February 28, 2023)
Press 1 to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly.
Mental Health Crisis
Youth & Runaway
Veteran Crisis Line
VA Homeless Housing Info Line
Catholic Charities Tampa Hope Shelter
Tampa Hope is a shelter for up to 300 men and women, providing shelter, meals, basic hygiene requirements, and wrap-arounds services. The goal of Tampa Hope is to move clients into permanent, stable housing with income or increased income opportunities.
3704 E. 3rd Avenue
Tampa FL 33605
Phone (Outreach Specialist): 813-394-2881
The Spring of Tampa Bay
The Spring of Tampa Bay provides safe spaces and services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Location is confidential
DACCO Community Housing Solutions Center
This is a facility with 75 beds for adult men and women. It is a four (4) month housing-focused program that is separate from DACCOs treatment programs.
3630 N. 50th Street
Tampa, FL 33619 (Map)
75 beds for adult men and women - Four (4) month housing-focused program This program is separate from DACCOs treatment programs, bed hotline is (813) 384-4170 - Web link: https://www.dacco.org/services/chsc
New Beginnings operates an Emergency Shelter located on N. Nebraska Avenue in Tampa, FL. Our shelter serves adult males and females with a 40-bed capacity and operates 365 days per year. Admission is based on availability which changes daily. The New Beginnings Emergency Shelter provides a clean, safe, substance-free environment designed to assist homeless persons in taking critical steps to stabilize their lives.
In addition, New Beginnings has a special program for homeless veterans designed to engage them with the existing network of veteran resources.
8535 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604 (Map)
Are you at risk of becoming homeless, or are you homeless and need shelter? Apply now for emergency shelter. Once your application is submitted, an intake specialist will contact the phone number or email provided on your application.
Our emergency shelter programs in Hillsborough County are designed for households with children and single women.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call (813) 209-1222.
2002 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602 (Map)
Metropolitan Ministries Website
Salvation Army Red Shield Center
This facility operates 24/7/365 on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a capacity of 132 shelter beds broken down by several programs. There is not a waitlist or call ahead list, and reservations are not taken. There is no charge, but a photo ID is required. They offer a homeless program to assist individuals with getting off the street. They offer case management, meals, shelter, job assistance, insurance assistance, Social Security Assistance. All services are if applicable.
1514 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL - 33602 (Map)
St. Vincent de Paul CARES
SVdP CARES is a non-profit organization committed to ending homelessness. SVdP CARES works to house those experiencing homelessness and connect them to resources and stabilization support services to assist their needs.
2810 W Saint Isabel Street, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33607 (Map)
(rental assistance for persons facing homelessness):
- Dawning Family Services, 813-875-2024, dawningfamilyservices.org
- Catholic Charities, 813-631-4370, ccdosp.org
- Metropolitan Ministries, 813-209-1000, metromin.org
- ACTS, 813-246-4899, actsfl.org
- Cove Behavioral Health, 813-384-4000, covebh.org
- EPIC, 813-237-3066, myepic.org
- St. Vincent DePaul Cares, 727-823-2516, svdpsp.org
- Tampa Crossroads, 813-238-8557, tampacrossroads.com
Network of Services and Service Providers:
The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) maintains an information network of all local service providers. The network includes homeless assistance and other resources provided by community partner agencies within the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care.
Call 211 or visit www.211atyourfingertips.org for information, referrals, and crisis counseling.
The Coffee Shop Drop-in Center
Open 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday to Friday this location offers assistance in the form of showers, laundry, computers, internet and telephones.
6220 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604 (Map)
Feeding Tampa Bay
Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to nearly 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida.
4702 Transport Drive
Tampa, FL 33605 (Map)
Guided Path Foundation
This organization provides a wide array of services, including HIV testing and linkage to treatment and care, educational and prevention workshops, mental health counseling, linkage to support services, hot meals, a clothing closet, transportation, and career readiness training to ensure that they can better thrive on an individual, interpersonal, and professional setting.
8307 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604 (Map)
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program offers supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and counseling, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services.
Catholic Charities, in partnership with the City of Tampa, is opening a new homeless resource program called Tampa Hope, providing safe, secure, and permanent shelter for hundreds of men and women as well as food, clothing, transportation, education, employment, and benefits assistance, substance abuse and mental health counseling, basic medical care, and case management services.
Officials with the city and Catholic Charities on Monday, December 13 welcomed the first 50 residents. Initially, clients will be housed in tents assembled on wood platforms. When at full capacity, the program can house up to 300 people in permanent structures, known as Hope Cottages™. More...