Address:496 E Washington StChagrin Falls, OH 44022Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary emergency financial aid for help with apartment/house/mobile home lot rent payments and rental deposits, utility bill payments, minor car repairs, minor furnace and appliance repair, and prescriptions. Can also provide $25 Giant Eagle food cards. Payments are generally capped at a maximum of $200, although client is not guaranteed to receive maximum amount. Money goes directly to the creditor, not to the client. Does not provide ongoing assistance. Funds are very limited and subject to availability.
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility: This is a program of last resort - applicants must have exhausted all other sources of help. Serves Adults 18 and older; residents of Chagrin Falls Twp., Chagrin Falls Village and Bainbridge Twp. Only serves these cities - can not make exceptions for anybody outside of these areas. Those from Bainbridge Twp. must first try to receive assistance from Geauga County Job and Family Services or United Way Services of Geauga County. Must have an immediate need and be able to show the ability to make future payments, and otherwise demonstrate how this assistance will resolve the situation.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D. and copy of bill, if applicable.
Address:454 E Bowman StWooster, OH 44691Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary emergency financial aid for help with rent payments and rental deposits, and utility bill payments. Does not pay for utility deposits. Rent must be at least 30 days past due; rent payments and deposits are capped at $200.00. Utilities covered include electric, natural gas, propane, heating oil, water, and sewer. Payments are generally the amount needed to retain or restore service, although if that amount is large, the payment may not cover entire amount. Money goes directly to the creditor, not to the client. This is a program of last resort; clients cannot receive ongoing support from this program.
Hours: M-Th: 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Wayne County whose utilities are in danger of being disconnected or who need assistance with a rent payment or a rent deposit. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Residents of Orrville must have applied to the Salvation Army for assistance and have been denied.
Documents To Bring: Utility disconnection notice, eviction notice, or proof of security deposit requirement/amount. Photo I.D. (with Social Security number), Social security card (if photo I.D. does not list SSN), Proof of income for past 30 days, Proof of residency for past 90 days.
Address:437 S Market StWooster, OH 44691Map & Directions
Services: Provides Wooster-area residents with emergency rent and mortgage payment assistance. Program usually runs from June 1st until December 31st, depending on funding availability.
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Residents of Wooster, Shreves, Fredricksburg, Apple Creek and Mount Eaton whose income is 150% or below Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPL); Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Client can only receive service once every 12 months.
Documents To Bring: Intake Coordinator will advise; Call for information
Address:1701 Payne AveCleveland, OH 44114Map & Directions
Services: Provides landlord / tenant mediation services and, in some cases, rent payment assistance, to veterans who are facing court-ordered eviction.
Hours: By appointment, M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Veterans who are residents of Cuyahoga County living in a single or family household with an income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which for 2011 is the following based on family size: 1 person - $22,000; 2 persons - $25,150; 3 persons - $28,300; 4 persons - $31,400; 5 persons - $33,950; 6 persons - $36,450; 7 persons - $38,950; 8 persons - $41,450; 9 or more inquire for amounts; May have been discharged with anything but a dishonorable discharge.
Documents To Bring: Proof of residency; Court eviction paperwork or 3-day notice; Proof of income (if seeking rent assistance); DD214 Military Discharge documentation.
Address:14230 Madison AveLakewood, OH 44107Map & Directions
Services: Provides rent payment assistance and/or utility assistance in order to avoid homelessness due to eviction or utility shut-off. Amount given will vary with each case. In most cases assistance will be for no longer than three months.
Hours: M-F: 10:00am-1:45pm; W: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Eligibility: Serves renters in Lakewood only. For eviction assistance: must have received a court-ordered eviction notice (not a three day notice from the landlord) and have a court date. For utility help: must have received a shut-off notice for a utility (gas or electric) that would prevent them from being able to stay in the home. Those needing utility assistance must first apply for HEAP (if eligible); those who receive assistance through HEAP are not eligible. Must have some type of income (employment, benefits etc.) that will allow resident to continue to make payments once living situation is stabilized.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D.; proof of residency; proof of number of people living in household; proof of income; utility shut-off notice and/or proof of eviction (eviction notice, landlord letter or eviction court date). Will need to sign a Release of Information Authorization.
Address:1060 Claremont Ave # 2Ashland, OH 44805Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary emergency financial aid for help with rent payments and utility bill payments. Rent must be at least 30 days past due; utilities covered include electric, natural gas, propane, heating oil, water, and sewer. Payments are generally the amount needed to retain or restore service, although if that amount is large, the payment may not cover entire amount. Funds expire quickly. This is a program of last resort; clients cannot receive ongoing support from this program. Clients can receive rent or utility assistance once per year.
Hours: M-F: 8:00am-4:30pm.
Eligibility: Residents of Holmes, Coshocton, Ashland, and Knox counties, whose rent is 30 days past due or who have a disconnect notice from their utility company. Family income must be less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Limit.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D.; Social security card for each family member; Proof of residency, Proof of income for the past 13 weeks; disconnect notice from utility company or completed landlord form.
Address:222 N Union StLoudonville, OH 44842Map & Directions
Services: Offers emergency financial assistance to help with rent, utilities, and gasoline. Rent and utility assistance is capped at $250 and available only once per year, while gasoline assistance is capped at $30 and available only 3 times per year.
Hours: Tu: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Eligibility: Serves low-income residents of the Loudonville-Perrysville School District only. For rent payment assistance, must have an eviction notice. For utility assistance, must have a shut-off notice.
Documents To Bring: None
Address:105 Main StPainesville, OH 44077Map & Directions
Services: Assists veterans who expaeriencing a financial hardship. Helps to meet a variety of unforeseeable emergency needs. Provides food vouchers in emergency situations. In certain circumstances provides rent payments, utility payments, mortgage payments, prescriptions, and principle car payments. Assists with burial expenses for indigent veterans. Assistance cannot be used for an extended basis and is generally for emergency, one time needs.
Eligibility: Serves veterans with discharge for honorable service or under honorable conditions, and must have been on active duty for other than training purposes. Must be a resident of Lake County for at least 90 days. Funeral assistance is only provided for indigent veterans. Client can receive assistance as often as determined by the agency on a case by case basis.
Documents To Bring: Documentation requirements are extensive and will vary with service sought. They will include at least: DD214 and proof of residency in Lake County for at least 90 days. For burial assistance, must be able to prove need.