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Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Summit County Cares



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.

You may apply for assistance with past due balances for the following household expenses:

• Rent or mortgage for your primary residence

• Electric, gas, and/or water/sewer

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

• 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.
 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

• 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 mortgage and/or or utilities. It is important that applicants gather household, income, landlord, and utility information, including account numbers PRIOR to starting the application online or calling 2-1-1 to apply.

AREA MEDIAN INCOME QUALIFYING LEVELS

Household Size

30%

50%

80%

1 $16,050 $26,750 $42,750
2 $18,350 $30,550 $48,850
3 $21,720 $34,350 $54,950
4 $26,200 $38,150 $61,050
5 $30,680 $41,250 $65,950
6 $35,160 $44,300 $70,850
7 $39,640 $47,350 $75,700
8 $44,120 $50,400 $80,600

Emergency Rental Assistance Program / Summit County Cares flyer in various language versions

ERAP/Summit County Cares flyer – Arabic

ERAP/Summit County Cares flyer – English


ERAP/Summit County Cares flyer – KaRen


ERAP/Summit County Cares flyer – Nepali


ERAP/Summit County Cares flyer – Spanish


 

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