Summit County Cares Program ending Applications

Oct 27, 2022

The Summit County Cares program is coming to an end after distributing $63 million in housing and utility assistance since its creation in June 2020.

Summit County CARES is a rental and mortgage assistance program designed to help keep Summit County families and residents housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summit County distributed the money to people experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, representing 8,750 households in all 31 communities in the county.

The program was created through a collaboration among the United Way of Summit and Medina, Community Action Akron Summit and other local organizations.

Residents have until October 28 to submit applications for rent and utility assistance. Residents who submitted an application and are awaiting processing don't need to submit another application.

Summit County Cares is ending due to federal requirements governing federal Emergency Rental Assistance program grant funds, which were used to pay for the local assistance program.