Find resources for utility assistance on the Utilities page.
NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control has ordered a temporary halt in evictions for renters meeting certain eligibility guidelines through December 31. Learn more.
Cuyahoga County Rent Relief Fund
The $6.8 million Rent Relief Fund provides emergency rental assistance for up to three months to income-eligible tenants unable to pay their full monthly rent due to the economic impact from COVID-19. Payments will be made to landlords. Households that are at 120 percent of median income are eligible; for example, a family of four with an annual income of around $90,000 will qualify for the program. The Relief Fund is being administered by CHN Housing Partners, which will accept applications starting July 1.
Foreclosure Assistance/Property Tax Delinquency
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) , and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help homeowners and renters. Learn more.
- ESOP offers a variety of services for older adults, including the Small Dollar Loan ($300 to $1000 loans to help with a financial crisis, like inability to pay mortgage or purchase medications).
- COVID-19 Emergency Loan (HFLA of Northeast Ohio)
- Protecting Your Finances during the Coronavirus Crisis (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
- Cuyahoga County’s Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC) Program provides financial assistance to qualifying families that have been affected by COVID-19