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Rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to eligible Summit County residents impacted by COVID-19

Mar 05, 2021

Community Action Akron Summit announces the availability of funds to assist eligible Summit County residents with past due rent or mortgage payments and utility/home energy assistance. Assistance cannot exceed three consecutive months of assistance for mortgage. The funding is part of the CARES Act stimulus package and the Home Relief Grant. Assistance is based on individual circumstances and the availability of funds

Applications accepted beginning Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Apply Online

Those without internet access can call 211 to apply.  

When applying for assistance, be prepared to provide the following information prior to starting the application:

1. Information for applicant

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Current phone number
  • Valid email address

2. Information for ALL additional household members

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Address

3. Eligibility gross income sources and amounts for ALL household members, 80% of area medium income. 

4. Rent or mortgage* current payment and delinquent amounts. 

    *There can be only 3 consecutive months of mortgage assistance offered.

5. Landlord information:

  • Contact information
  • Company name
  • Address
  • Current phone number
  • Valid email address

6. Utility information

  • Utility company name
  • Account number
  • Person’s name listed on the bill

7.  Copy of applicant’s identification

For inquire regarding your submitted application, please call 330-940-1100.

Additional information about the CARES act translated to the following languages (KaRren, Nepali, Spanish Arabic) can be downloaded here:

ARABIC

NEPALI

SPANISH

KaRen