Support for Renters
The Development Services Agency is now distributing $100 million in federal funding to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own home pay their rent, water, sewer, wastewater, electric, gas, oil, and/or trash removal bills. Ohioans can apply for assistance with outstanding balances dating back to March 13, 2020, and for future rent/unility payments once back bills have been made current, for up to three months at a time, through December 31, 2021.The funding, which was approved by the Ohio Controlling Board for Disbribution, will be divided among Ohio's 47 Community Action Agencies. Ohioans can apply for assistance by conracting their local Community Action Agency. A list of agencies can be found at businesshelp.ohio.gov under Home Relief Grants.
- Eligible Ohio households must:
- Be at or below 80% of their county's Area Median Income, which varies by county nad size of household
- Have experienced a financial hardship because of COVID-19.
- Demonstrate s risk of experiencing homelessmess or housing instability.