Are you behind on your rent, or utilities due to COVID-19?
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:
• 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.
The application process will take 10 – 15 minutes. Residents may apply for help for rent and/or or utilities (renters only). 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.
Further details regarding documents needed to apply, and other program specific details will be available prior to the application opening.
Area Median Income Qualifying Levels