If you have been laid off or lost income during the coronavirus pandemic and recession, you might qualify for Emergency Rental Assistance. Ohioans who need assistance should contact their local Community Action Agency. To find your CAA go to: https://oacaa.org/agency-directory/

You may also qualify for protection from the CDC’s eviction moratorium. But you need to take action and apply! (Click here for details)

In October, the State of Ohio created the Home Relief Grant program funded by $55 million from the state’s federal coronavirus relief fund to offer assistance to Ohioans who are behind on their rent, mortgage, and/or water bills. The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) later allocated an additional $55.8 million from the state’s federal Community Development Block Grant funding to provide assistance into early 2021. In December Congress approved $25 billion for emergency rental assistance in the new economic stimulus package. These funds will start reaching CAAs that are administering the ERA program in February.