Home Relief Grant

Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.

Ohioans will be able to apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020. A list of local Community Action Agencies can be found at the bottom of this page.

Ohio households with an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for assistance. Here is the annual income by household size.

Size of Household Total Household Income 12 Months
1 up to $25,520
2 up to $34,480
3 up to $43,440
4 up to $52,400
5 up to $61,360
6 up to $70,320
7 up to $79,280
8 up to $88,240

For households with more than eight (8) members, add $8,960 for each additional member.

When applying for assistance, Ohioans will need to provide the following information:

  • Names of all household members
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Current or Previous address
  • Copies of Social Security cards, or verification for each household member
  • Proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for a minimum of the past 30 days
    • For seasonal or self-employed individuals, please provide proof of income for 12 months
  • Any supporting documentation to demonstrate need
  • Hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Individuals that are currently unemployed will only need to provide 30 days of income for verification purposes.  Additionally, any federal unemployment stipend is excluded from determining a household’s benefit.

To receive Rental Assistance, they will also need to provide:

  • Eviction or past due rent notice. Notice should include total amount due (including fees)
  • If moving to a new location, justification for the move (i.e. currently homeless, living with another family and not sufficient space etc.)
  • Landlord contact information and lease agreement

To receive Mortgage Assistance, they will also need to provide:

  • Notice of late mortgage payment (including taxes and insurance)

To receive Utility Assistance, they will also need to provide:

  • Copy of utility bill demonstrating the account has been shut off, is in disconnect status or is past due

Ohio's Community Action Agencies

Ohio’s Community Action Agencies work with the Ohio Development Services Agency to provide assistance to Ohioans in need. You will be able to apply for mortgage, rent, water and/or sewer bill assistance.  The Community Action Agency may also have programs that can help pay your gas and electric bills.  You will need to apply at the Community Action Agency that serves your county.

To find your local Community Action Agency, click here or see the list below.

List of Community Action Agencies

Service Area: Adams, Brown Counties
Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc.

406 West Plum Street
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
(937) 378-6041

Service Area: Allen, Auglaize, Mercer
West Ohio Community Action Partnership

540 South Central Avenue
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 227-2586

Service Area: Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Knox Counties
KnoHoCo Ashland Community Action Commission

120 North Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
(740) 622-9801

Service Area: Ashtabula County
Ashtabula County Community Action Agency

6920 Austinburg Road
P.O. Box 2610
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 997-5957

Service Area: Athens, Hocking, Perry Counties
Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Agency

3 Cardaras Drive
Glouster, Ohio 45732
(740) 767-4500

Service Area: Belmont County
Community Action Commission of Belmont County

153 ½ West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950-0410
(740) 695-0293

Service Area: Butler County
Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families
415 S. Monument Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 868-9300

Service Area: Carroll, Harrison, Tuscarawas Counties
Harcatus Tri-County Community Action Organization

225 Fair Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
(740) 922-0933

Service Area: Champaign, Delaware, Logan, Madison, Shelby, Union Counties
Bridges Community Action Partnership

232 N Main St
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-4986

Service Area: Clark
Opportunities Industrialization Center of Clark County
10 South Yellow Springs Street
Springfield, Ohio 45506
(937) 323-6461

Service Area: Clermont County
Clermont County Community Services
3003 Hospital Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103
(513) 732-2277

Service Area: Clinton
Clinton County Community Action Program

789 North Nelson Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Wilmington, Ohio 45177-0032
(937) 382-1234

Service Area: Columbiana County
Community Action Agency of Columbiana County

7880 Lincole Place
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
(330) 424-4013

Service Area: Crawford, Marion, Morrow Counties
Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission

372 E. Center Street
P.O. Box 779
Marion, Ohio 43302
(740) 387-1039

Service Area: Cuyahoga County
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland

1801 Superior Avenue, 4th floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 696-9077

Service Area: Darke, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Warren Counties
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership

719 South Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2709
(937) 341-5000

Service Area: Defiance, Henry, Fulton, Paulding, Van Wert, Williams Counties
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission

1933 East Second Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512-2592
(419) 784-5136

Service Area: Erie, Huron, Richland Counties
Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties, Inc.

908 Seavers Way
P.O. Box 2500
Sandusky, Ohio 44870-4659
(419) 626-4320

Service Area: Fairfield County
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Program Commission

1743 East Main Street
P.O. Box 768
Lancaster, Ohio 43130-0768
(740) 653-4146

Service Area: Fayette County
Community Action Commission of Fayette County

1400 US Route 22 NW
Washington C.H., Ohio 43160-1492
(740) 335-7282

Service Area: Franklin County
IMPACT Community Action
  
711 Southwood Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 252-2799

Service Area: Gallia, Meigs Counties
Community Action Program Committee of Meigs and Gallia Counties

8010 North State Route 7
P.O. Box 272
Cheshire, Ohio 45620-0272
(740) 367-7341 

Service Area: Geauga County (Please keep separate from Lake County even though same agency)
Lifeline for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers, Inc.
One Victoria Place, Suite 265A
Painesville, Ohio 44077
(440) 354-2148

Service Area: Guernsey, Monroe, Noble Counties
GMN Tri-County Community Action Committee

615 North Street
Caldwell, Ohio 43724-0285
(740) 732-2388

Service Area: Hamilton County
Cincinnati-Hamilton Community Action Agency

1740 Langdon Farm Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
(513) 569-1840

Service Area: Hancock, Hardin, Wyandot, Putnam Counties
HHWP Community Action Commission

1637 Tiffin Avenue
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 423-3755

Service Area: Highland County
Highland County Community Action Organization

1487 North High Street, Suite 500
P.O. Box 838
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
(937) 393-3458

Service Area: Jackson, Vinton Counties
Jackson-Vinton Counties Community Action

118 South New York Avenue
Wellston, Ohio 45692-0071
(740) 384-3722

Service Area: Jefferson County
Jefferson County Community Action Council
114 North Fourth Street
PO Box 130
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5130
(740) 282-0971

Service Area: Lake County
Lifeline for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers, Inc.
One Victoria Place, Suite 265A
Painesville, Ohio 44077
(440) 354-2148

Service Area: Lawrence County
Ironton-Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization

120 N 3rd Street
Ironton, Ohio 45638
(740) 532-3140

Service Area: Licking County
LEADS
159 Wilson Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8606

Service Area: Lorain County
Lorain County Community Action Agency
936 Broadway
Lorain, Ohio 44052
(440) 245-2009

Service Area: Lucas County
Pathway Inc.

505 Hamilton Street, Hamilton Building
Toledo, Ohio 43604-8520
(419) 242-7304  

Service Area: Mahoning County
Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership

1325 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44504
(330) 747-7921

Service Area: Miami County
Miami County Community Action Council

1695 Troy-Sidney Road
Troy, Ohio 45373-9743
(937) 339-1431

Service Area: Muskingum
Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group

828 Lee Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701-4930
(740) 453-5703

Service Area: Pickaway County
Pickaway County Community Action Organization

469 East Ohio Street
P.O. Box 67
Circleville, Ohio 43113-0067
(740) 477-1655

Service Area: Pike County
Community Action Committee of Pike County

941 Market Street
P.O. Box 799
Piketon, Ohio 45661-0799
(740) 289-2371 

Service Area: Portage County
Community Action Council of Portage County

1036 West Main Street
PO Box 917
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
(330) 297-1456

Service Area: Ross County
Ross County Community Action Commission

603 Central Center 
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 702-7222

Service Area: Scioto County
Community Action Organization of Scioto County

433 Third Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-1525
(740) 354-7541

Service Area: Stark County
Stark County Community Action Agency

1366 Market Avenue North
Canton, Ohio 44714
(330) 454-1676

Service Area: Summit County
Akron-Summit Community Action, Inc.

670 West Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
(330) 253-8806

Service Area: Trumbull County
Trumbull Community Action Program

1230 Palmyra Road SW
Warren, Ohio 44485
(330) 393-2507

Service Area: Wayne, Medina Counties
Community Action-Wayne/Medina

905 Pittsburgh Avenue
Wooster, Ohio 44691
(330) 264-8677

Service Area: Washington, Morgan Counties
Community Action Program Corporation of Washington-Morgan Counties

218 Putnam Street
P.O. Box 144
Marietta, Ohio 45750-2909
(740) 373-3745

Service Area: Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa Seneca Counties
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership  (Formerly known as WSOS)

127 S Front Street
Fremont, Ohio 43420
(419) 334-8911

Contact us

If you have additional questions, please send us a message at EnergyHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov or call 800-282-0880.