The program covers rental payments that are late and overdue including late fees as well as utility payments, including gas, electric, fuel oil, trash removal, internet service, and water and sewer.
Clermont County, Ohio – Residents who have fallen behind on rent and utility payments due to the pandemic can get financial help.
How does the program work?
The program was designed to assist Clermont County households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible renter households may receive up to 12 months of past-due payment assistance and three months of future rental payments with direct payments made to the landlords and utility providers. Landlords may apply on behalf of the renter with their consent.
Funding expires on Sept. 30, 2022. The program covers rental payments that are late and overdue including late fees as well as utility payments, including gas, electric, fuel oil, trash removal, internet service, and water and sewer.
How is eligibility determined?
• Income eligible, under 80% area median income (Area median income for a family of one is $48,350; family of four is $69,050.)
• Income will be determined through a copy of the 2020 1040 tax form, pay stubs, and/or a self-declaration form.
• Must be COVID-19 related
Can landlords apply on behalf of the renter?
• Yes. If eligible, assistance may be granted for rent and utilities.
How do I make an application?
• Email email@example.com for an application
• Visit: Clermont County Community Services, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103
How was this program started?
• The Board of County Commissioners approved a Clermont County Job and Family Services’ contact with Clermont County Community Services to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Fund. Clermont County received $6.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for renters through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.