Landlords are encouraged to inform their tenants about the Summit County Cares program and are welcome to assist tenants in applying. You are also welcome to invite your tenants to call 2-1-1 for help applying.

 

Summit County Cares will again work with many partner organizations to process requests for assistance. You may be contacted by a case manager from any of the partner organizations listed at the bottom of the site. Your prompt response will help us process payments for eligible expenses. Please review the information below about the process.

 

  • Please note that all rental units must be registered as a rental unit with the Summit County Fiscal Office. This includes rental units that are owned by a family member.
  • Rental registration with the Summit County Fiscal Office is a one-time registration. There is no yearly registration process. There is NO fee to register with the Summit County Fiscal Office.
  • Units that are not registered as rentals are penalized $100 each year on your property taxes until the unit is registered.

 

This link explains the rental registration process:

https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/residential-rental-registry

 

This link is the online registration form:

https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/residential-rental-registry/rrpr

 

This link is the online registration form for exempt rentals. An exempt rental includes but not limited to: relatives live at the property.

https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/residential-rental-registry/rrpe

 

 

Once the registration is complete, an email will be received confirming the registration.

 

In addition, when you are contacted by one of our partners, you will be asked to supply information needed to verify rent arrears and process payment. The landlord will be required to complete a Letter of Intent for each property receiving assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The landlord will agree not to evict the tenant(s)s based on arrearage amounts that are brought current using the Program.

 

Landlords are also required to complete a Letter of Intent for each property receiving assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The landlord will agree not to evict the tenant(s)s based on arrearage amounts that are brought current using the Program.

 

Landlords are also required to complete a W-9 prior to payment being issued. A 1099 will be issued at the end of the year for any payments made by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on behalf of their tenant(s).

 

Link for W-9 (PDF)

W-9 with instructions

 

 

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