Are You In Need of Rent or Utility Assistance?

Are You In Need of Rent or Utility Assistance?
Posted on 03/08/2021

Summit County Cares is the front door for various government funded assistance designed to help keep families and individuals living in Summit County, Ohio housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the
COVID-19 pandemic. Summit County Cares is a partnership of local government and community organizations.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be providing assistance for rent, and/or utilities.
• Rent or mortgage for your primary residence
• Electric, gas, and/or water/sewer

• Resident of Summit County;
• Member of a household that has been financially impacted by COVID-19; and
• Gross income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income Guidelines

Priority will be given to households that are or below 30% of AMI, households with pregnant women, households with occupants over the age of 62, and households with a
court eviction notice. This program is not designed to be a first-come, first-serve program.

• All unpaid balances will be verified and documented prior to payments being made;
• Cooperation from applicants and landlords is required.
• Utilities must be in the name of an adult living in the household or the landlord

The application process will take 10–15 minutes. Residents may apply for help for rent or utilities or both. It is important that applicants gather their household, income, landlord and utility information including account numbers PRIOR to starting the application online or calling 2-1-1 to apply.

Apply by visiting

Further details regarding documents needed to apply, and other program specific details can be found at
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