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Summit Co. Emergency Rental Assistance Program (2021)

If you are unable to pay your rent or utilities due to COVID-19, the Summit County Cares assistance program may be able to help. Summit County Cares is a government-funded assistance program designed to help keep Summit Co. families and individuals housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualification Criteria

  • Resident of Summit County;
  • Member of a household that was financially impacted by COVID-19;
  • Unpaid rent, or utility balance; AND
  • Gross income at or under 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) Guidelines
    NOTE: Priority is given to households at or below 30% of the AMI guidelines, pregnant women, occupants over 62, and/or households with a court eviction notice, or utility shut-off notices.
    This program is not designed to be a first-come, first-serve program.
    Utilities must be in the name of the tenant or the landlord.

Download the Emergency Rental Assistance Program flier(English)  for income guidelines.

Application Process

To apply for rental or utility assistance, please visit SummitCountyCares.org. The application process will take approximately 10–15 minutes. Please note, applicants are asked to gather their household, income, landlord and utility information (including account numbers) PRIOR to starting the application online or calling 2-1-1 to apply.

Applications are being accepted beginning March 8, 2021.

*Please note, Summit County Cares is a partnership of local government and community organizations. This program is not administered through Summit DD.

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