Rent/Foreclosure Assistance

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

Cuyahoga County funds four agencies to counsel residents dealing with mortgage foreclosure or 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.

Unemployment Benefits

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.