Are you behind on your rent, or utilities due to COVID-19?

The Summit County Cares program has ended.
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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 for your primary residence
  • Electric, gas, water, and/or sewer for your primary residence


• 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 50% of AMI, unemployed during last 90 days, and households with a court eviction notice. This program is not designed to be a first-come, first-serve program. Applying for funding does not guarantee that assistance will be provided.



  • 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.



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