NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control has ordered a temporary halt in evictions for renters meeting certain eligibility guidelines through December 31. Learn more.
Cuyahoga County Rent Relief Fund
The $6.8 million Rent Relief Fund provides emergency rental assistance for up to three months to income-eligible tenants unable to pay their full monthly rent due to the economic impact from COVID-19. Payments will be made to landlords. Households that are at 120 percent of median income are eligible; for example, a family of four with an annual income of around $90,000 will qualify for the program. The Relief Fund is being administered by CHN Housing Partners, which will accept applications starting July 1. Anyone who needs assistance before July 1 should call 2-1-1
Foreclosure Assistance/Property Tax Delinquency
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) , and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help homeowners and renters. Learn more.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The CARES Act is federal legislation that provides financial assistance for individuals and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Help for individuals includes a direct payments of cash from the federal government and expanded unemployment benefits.
- Read What’s Inside the Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package (NPR News)
- File for Unemployment Benefits (State of Ohio)
- View FAQs about relief for federal student loan borrowers
- ESOP Small Dollar Loan ($300 to $1000 loans to help older adults with a financial crisis, like inability to pay mortgage or purchase medications).
- COVID-19 Emergency Loan (HFLA of Northeast Ohio)
- Protecting Your Finances during the Coronavirus Crisis (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
- Cuyahoga County’s Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC) Program provides financial assistance to qualifying families that have been affected by COVID-19