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Returning users with a password may be required to update their password to comply with the recent upgrades. All passwords must be a minimum of eight characters and include one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special symbol. If you do not know your password, simply select the Reset Password link at the bottom of the log-in.

ReHouse Bay staff cannot modify, change, or reset your password. For issues accessing your application, please email your first and last name, city, and date applied to

Before You Apply Online:
– This application requires personal and financial information for every member of your household.
– Please gather this information before starting the application process.
– Information necessary to complete this application includes names, dates of birth, social security numbers, employment information, income sources, and expenses for all members of your household.
– Your application will be submitted after clicking the “submit” button at the end of the application. Application information is not saved or

After Submitting Your Application:
– Before ReHouse Bay can process your application, you must submit the required documentation.
– >>Click Here
for a general list of documentation requirements based on the available programs.
– Please call or visit one of the ReHouse Bay locations listed below for more information on submitting your documentation:

Within the City of Panama City:
Panama City Community Development
501 Harrison Avenue
Room 206
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-7230

Bay County:
Bay County Government Center
Collaborative Services Department
840 West 11 Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 215-2479

If you’ve submitted an online application and need to make changes or provide documentation, please visit or call the ReHouse Bay office in your area. Offices are open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (excluding holidays).

Step 1: Housing Assistance Survey

Complete our short (less than five minutes) survey to determine which ReHouse Bay programs meet your needs and if you’re eligible to apply.

Click here to complete the Housing Assistance Survey.

Step 2: Apply for Assistance

ReHouse Bay offers assistance for low- to moderate-income individuals facing housing hardships from Hurricane Michael, COVID, or other unexpected challenges. Here is how ReHouse Bay can help:

– Making repairs to your home that was damaged from Hurricane Michael
– Homeowners facing foreclosure
– Renter’s facing eviction
– Renter’s needing assistance with first month’s rent, security deposit and/or utility deposit
– Low- and moderate-income first-time home buyers needing down payment assistance

If you’ve completed the Housing Assistance Survey above and identified a program that is right for you, fill out the online application.

Step 1: Submit your application
Step 2: Upload required documentation
Step 3: Be on the lookout for a call/email from a ReHouse Bay Case Manager
Step 4: Attend an Intake Interview
Step 5: Receive a letter of award
Step 6: ReHouse Bay provides your assistance directly to lenders, landlords or utility providers


– If you are a first time home buyer seeking down payment assistance, the ReHouse Bay program may take more than 45-days from the Intake Interview (step 4 above) to complete all state required program compliance documentation, counseling and inspection. First time home buyers interested in assistance through ReHouse Bay are strongly encouraged to work with ReHouse Bay prior to finding a home and setting a closing date.

– ReHouse Bay funds are limited and based on income eligibility and household size.

– Submitting multiple applications may result in delayed assistance. Applications are processed on a “first come, first serve, first qualified” basis.**

Alternatively, you may download a copy of our application or pick up a paper copy and submit in-person at:

Residents Living Within the City of Panama City City Limits:
City of Panama City Community Development Office
City Hall, Second Floor, Room 206
501 Harrison Avenue, Panama City FL 32401

Residents Living Within Bay County:
Bay County Government Center
Collaborative Services Department
840 West 11 Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Helpful Information for Completing your Application

  • The application should take around 20 minutes to complete. It includes detailed questions about your household, what type of assistance you are seeking, and specific program eligibility requirements.
  • You will be asked to create a username and password to start your application. This will allow you to save and return to your application if you are unable to answer all the questions at one time. Please read questions carefully and answer them completely and to the best of your ability. Please be sure to select the “submit” button to send your application.
  • All applications are subject to eligibility review. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant will qualify for or receive assistance from ReHouse Bay.
  • If you have already submitted an application, you do not need to submit a new application. You will be contacted by ReHouse Bay regarding your application and request for assistance.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about ReHouse Bay programs, please contact us.


Housing Assistance Survey