Community Action Akron Summit offers rent, mortgage, and water assistance for Summit County low-income residents impacted by COVID-19

Nov 02, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine, along with leadership of the General Assembly, announced the availability of funds for the Community Action Network to assist low-income Ohioans with past due rent, mortgage, water, and sewer payments. The funding is part of the CARES Act stimulus package. 

Community Action Akron Summit will offer these available funds to assist households impacted by COVID-19 with rent or mortgage payments and to prevent water and sewer disconnections beginning November 2, 2020. Assistance can be applied to outstanding rent, mortgage, water, and/or sewer bills back to Apr. 1 and until the program ends on Dec. 30, 2020. 

Summit County residents who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (for a family of four that’s $52,400) and have fallen behind on rent or mortgage payments, water bills, or sewer payments are encouraged to submit an application for assistance. Funds are available for a limited time and applicants are encouraged to reach out and apply early. The grant is set to expire on December 30, 2020. 

Income eligible households who are experiencing challenges in paying their past due payments and are interested in applying, can apply by November 20, 2020 by clicking the link below: 

“We are pleased that Governor DeWine and the General Assembly has recognized the many unique challenges of low-income families during this crisis,” said Malcolm J. Costa, President and CEO of Community Action Akron Summit. “This funding will make a significant impact stabilizing the families and communities that we serve in Summit County.”