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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.
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)
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.
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.