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Helplines and programs will remain open. People impacted by sexual violence can still access the support of an advocate during a sexual assault forensic exam when requesting relief from abuse order, and for help accessing other crucial resources. Ohio programs are putting systems in place to be able to provide remote advocacy as much as possible, using phone, video and other strategies to connect with and support people who need help.

Contact your local Rape Crisis Center for more information about how they are responding, and continue to refer people impacted by sexual and domestic violence to call Ohio’s 24/7 Sexual Violence Helpline.

Multilingual Resources About COVID-19

Eviction Assitance Programs in Ohio

Legal Representation/Assistance

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus: https://www.columbuslegalaid.org/get-help/housing/evictions/

  • Provides assistance and representation for tenants facing eviction

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: https://lasclev.org/contact/

  • Provides assistance and representation for tenants facing eviction
  • May also help homeowners facing foreclosure
  • The City of Cleveland recently passed legislation providing those facing eviction proceedings with assistance from Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

The Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati: https://www.lascinti.org/what-we-do/practice-groups/housing-consumer/

  • Provides assistance and representation for tenants facing eviction
  • May help prevent lock-outs, utility shut-offs, and other emerging threats to housing

Community Legal Aid: https://www.communitylegalaid.org/node/113/facing-eviction-public-or-subsidized-housing

  • Provide assistance and representation for qualifying tenants facing eviction

National Lawyers Guild: https://www.nlg.org/referral-directory/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fprofile&_qf_Search_display=true&qfKey=181674da7e778dedcb833c1c2ff74d93_8931

  • Contains directory of Ohio attorneys which may provide assistance and representation for tenants facing eviction

Equality Ohio: https://equalityohio.org/legal-clinic/

  • Provides legal assistance and representation to LGBTQ+ community living within 300% of the federal poverty line
  • Provides trauma-informed care
  • While not directly eviction assistance has a wide network of attorneys and is willing to assist by referring potential clients to attorneys

Tenant Assistance Project (TAP): (330-983-2528)

  • Dedicated hotline for tenants to call for advice from an attorney
  • Created by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Works in conjunction with the Franklin County Municipal Court

Financial Assistance/Emergency Funds

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga Country Rental Assistance: https://cuyahogacounty.us/helpforrenters#xXvygLu-4BFw.facebook

  • Provides emergency funds for tenants to combat housing instability during the ongoing pandemic
    • May provide up to three months in emergency rental assistance
    • Payments are made directly to landlords

CHN Housing Partners Rental Assistance: https://chnhousingpartners.org/rentalassistance/

  • May provide emergency funds for tenants in Cuyahoga county facing financial hardship due to the pandemic

Franklin County

Franklin County Job & Family Services: https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/emergency-assistance-(prc)

  • Provides one-time emergency rental assistance funds for qualifying Franklin county residents
    • One-time payment of up to $1,500
    • Must be used to evade eviction or utility shut-off

Impact Community Action: https://www.impactca.org/what_we_do/programs/emergency_assistance/emergency_assistance.html

  • Provides emergency rental assistance funds for qualifying tenants and mortgage holders in Columbus/Franklin county

Hamilton County

Hamilton County Cares Rent and Utility Relief: https://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/about/news/rent_and_utility_relief_program_launches

  • Provides short term assistance to qualifying renters in Hamilton County who can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Provide funds for up to three-months or a maximum of $2,500 for those earning 80% of Area Median Income

Summit County

Summit County Cares: http://summitcountycares.org/

  • Provides short term assistance for rent and mortgage costs for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Must have an unpaid bill or balance
  • Program is now closed

Toledo

Renters Assistance: https://toledo.oh.gov/renters

  • Provides up to three months of rent payments for qualifying tenants, paid to qualified landlords

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