Other Services

Home Relief Grant

The state of Ohio will allocate $50 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund from the CARES Act

to 47 Community Action Agencies to help Ohioans that have experienced economic hardship as

a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Community Action Agency will receive a portion of the

funding based on their Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act allocation.

Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills may be able to

receive assistance. Assistance can be applied to outstanding rent, mortgage, water, and/or sewer

bills back to April 1, 2020. Ohioans can receive monthly assistance until the program ends on

December 30, 2020.

For utility bills that include more than the water or sewer services, assistance can be provided to

maintain service or prevent shut off only.

The Community Action Agencies will make direct payments on behalf of the applicant to the

landlord, bank, or water and/or sewer company. A household can receive assistance in more than

one category.

Home Relief Grant