COVID-19 Public Assistance and Resources


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EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

As part of an emergency COVID-19 relief bill passed in December 2020, Montgomery County has nearly $16 million available to help individuals and families with their rent costs. This funding can help cover up to 12 months of back rent and up to 3 months of future rental expenses. 

To be eligible, at least one individual in the household must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have qualified for unemployment benefits or can attest in writing that they have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due to the pandemic
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Have a household income below 80% of the area median income (see chart below)
 Household size  1 Person  2 People  3 People  4 People  5 People  6 People  7 People 8 People 
 50% area median income (priority)  $26,500  $30,300  $34,100  $37,850  $40,900  $43,950  $46,950  $50,000
 80% area median income (eligible)  $42,400  $48,450  $54,500  $60,550  $65,400  $70,250  $75,100  $79,950


To apply for rental assistance, call the United Way's Helplink at 211 or (937) 225-3000.


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SUPPORT AND SERVICES 

Housing, Food, Basic Needs:
 Call United Way's HelpLink at 2-1-1 to get connected to local human services agencies and resources. 

Fair Housing & Eviction Information: Visit Miami Valley Fair Housing at https://mvfairhousing.com/covid19/.

Senior Services: Contact Area Agency on Aging at 937-223-HELP (4357) 

Unemployment Benefits: unemployment.ohio.gov or 1-877-644-6562 (TTY service: 1-614-387-8408)

Job Seekers: (937) 225-JOBS (5627)
View information on applying for unemployment and current job opportunities here.

Medicaid, Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance: Call 1-844-640-6446 or find other resources for accessing benefits remotely on the Family Assistance page.  

Report Child Abuse or Neglect: 937-224-KIDS (5437) 

Child Support: jfs.ohio.gov or 937-225-4600 (10 AM - 4 PM, M-F). Child Support payments can be made at oh.smartchildsupport.com. 

Veteran's Services: The Montgomery County Veteran’s Service Commission has special COVID-19 financial relief assistance available for veterans who have lost their source of income due to their employers having to close/reduce their business hours. To apply or get more info, contact 1-937-225-4801 or visit www.mcvsc.org


MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Miami Valley Warmline offers free confidential mental and behavioral health peer support services. Call 937-528-7777, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Click here to see a list of mental health and coping resources.  


FOR BUSINESSES

BusinessFirst! for a Greater Dayton Region, a collaborative economic development organization, has compiled several resources for local businesses, available here.

Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Loans:
 Long-term, low-interest loans to help businesses recover are available at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loans

SBA Paycheck Protection Program: The SBA stopped taking applications for the Paycheck Protection Program on Aug. 8, 2020. If you've applied and want to learn more about loan forgiveness, visit the SBA's website.