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County and State CARES Act Rent, Utility and Mortgage Assistance

Information from Hamilton County Planning and Development:

Community Action Agency has a new State of Ohio CARES $4 million program for mortgage, rent and utility assistance for families earning up to 200% of poverty level.  No limit. 

Please send an email to and include your name and phone number as well as a note indicating mortgage help.  They are processing applications in the order received.  With the volume of applicants, it will take about 15 days for us to contact them. You can also complete application on line at There is no phone option.

Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services has County CARES funding for rent and utility assistance of up to $5,000 for families earning 266% of poverty level or 80% of Area Median Income. 

80% of the Area Median Income:

Number of People in Household







Max Income 80% of Area Median Income







Complete application and email to:

All funds must be spent by 12/30/2020.