Programs in Toledo and Lucas County can help pay rent and other housing expenses. In addition, a large number of shelters and other financial assistance programs can offer assistance for other bills, housing costs, security deposits, and rent expenses.
A listing of non-profits, churches, and other organizations are listed below, and all are targeted at helping the low income and others who are struggling in Toledo pay their rent and prevent homelessness. Call one of the agencies below for direct financial assistance, grants, or other forms of eviction prevention programs, including emergency aid.
Lucas County Veterans Service Commission – Veterans can apply for rent help, career counseling, food, and referrals to local Toledo and Lucas County charities and non-profits. 1301 Monroe Street Ste 180, Toledo, Ohio. Call (419) 213-6090
David’s House Compassion, Inc. ((419) 241-9444) may be able to help HIV/AIDS patients. Get referrals to housing programs, emergency financial assistance for paying rent, case management, and ask about government assistance.
Toledo St. Vincent de Paul Society can be reached at (419) 241-4581. This church organizations can refer people of all religions to emergency rental, housing, and financial assistance programs and resources.
AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Lucas County. Another non-profit that focuses on HIV and AIDs patients. Get help with rent, energy bills, and housing counseling. 3450 W. Central Avenue Ste 210, Toledo, Ohio. Dial (419) 241-9444.
Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo (EOPA) (phone (419) 242-7304) as well as The Friendly Center – Basic Needs Center (call (419) 243-1289) both may have limited amounts of financial assistance for rent, and at the very least they offer information and referrals. Case managers from the non-profit can help low income families, the disabled, and working poor apply for government grants, housing vouchers for paying a portion of their rent, or loans.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo offers a program known as Family Emergency Guidance, which can offer one time only funds to help pay rent, if an applicant has an eviction notice and meets other criteria. Dial (419) 244-6711
Christ the King Church, located at 4100 Harvest Lane in Toledo, may have limited funding for housing costs, such as rent and mortgage payments. They are part of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Call (419) 475-4348.
Little Flower St. Vincent de Paul is located at 5522 Dorr Street in Toledo, Ohio. They only help residents of the district. The charity has assistance with housing, referrals to short term loans for rent expenses, and other social services are offered. Call (419) 531-5268.
Toledo Community Service Center
There is an emergency shelter. When it is time to move out, case managers help individuals by referring them to programs for first months rental costs or a security deposit. Also, before a homeless event occurs, tenants can call the non-profit if they have an eviction notice, if they are behind on their rent or have disconnect notices for their utilities. Assistance is also for single parents and seniors. The main number is 419-242-5505.
Salvation Army NWO
Address is 620 N Erie Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Call (419) 241-1138
The non-profit has very limited assistance. There may be grants for paying rent, overdue utility bills, or a security deposit for the homeless. Shelter and other housing resources are offered, including to rental programs.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio provides free legal assistance, including to prevent an eviction. Services are available in Lucas County and Toledo. Low income families and seniors can work with attorneys to have their housing issues resolved. (888) 534-1432.
Government funded homeless prevention programs combine grants for rent and legal aid to tenants with an eviction notice. When barrier to housing is too great, then Rapid Rehousing may be used in Lucas County. This will combine vouchers for motels with money for security or rental deposits. More on Lucas County eviction and rehousing assistance.
The locations and charities below mostly can provide transitional housing, shelters, public housing, and information on low income housing and/or rent programs, including those from the state of Ohio and federal government. Counseling is also usually offered.
Aurora Project Inc.
Address - 1035 N. Superior St., Phone - (419) 244-3200
Cherry Street Men’s Mission
Location and phone - 105 17th St., (419) 242-5141
Cherry Street Women’s Mission
436 W. Delaware, (419) 321-1835
669 Indiana Ave., telephone number (419) 242-5505
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA)
Address and phone number - 435 Nebraska Ave., (419) 259-9400
Beach House Family Shelter
Center address is 915 N. Erie St., Toledo, dial (419) 241-9277
New Connecting Point
Address - 1212 Cherry St., (419) 243-1001
YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter
Address and telephone - 1018 Jefferson Ave., (419) 241-7386
Neighborhood Housing Services of Toledo
Main office is 704 2nd St., and phone number is (419) 691-2900
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