latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed2



Local programs - Search

Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing

Senior Help

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agencies

Car Payment Assistance

How to Save Money

Help with Medical Bills



Rent assistance Akron and Summit County Ohio.

Find information on emergency rental assistance programs as well as charities that provide security deposit help or free motel vouchers to low-income families or the homeless in Akron Ohio and Summit County. A number of charities, government programs, churches and free lawyers help tenants meet their housing needs. Find where to get help with paying rent near you in Akron Ohio and the county below.

Residents who are low income, or experiencing a temporary financial hardship, can find information on the  agencies that operate in the Summit County region. People close to evictions or the homeless may be able to get short or long term rent help, including low-cost apartments with no waiting list or Section 8 HUD voucher as well as low-income housing that has no wait list Some of the rental assistance programs are run by the government and others are run by private non-profit organizations across Akron.

Various guidelines and criteria are in place that low-income families, single mothers, the disabled, or seniors  need to meet. Rental assistance grants, money to move as well as free motel vouchers are focused on people in a financial hardship in the Akron Ohio region. However it is always recommend that someone facing eviction or homelessness call a Summit County organization for information and assistance.

Places that help with rent in Summit County

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) – This government affiliated agency operates the section 8 HUD voucher program as well as rent subsidized homes and apartments. The agency which is based at 100 W Cedar St, Akron, OH 44307, will provide low income individuals and families with income based housing. There are also home buying services, emergency section 8 vouchers, self-sufficiency and more. Call (330) 762-9631.

Summit County Department of Jobs and Family Services runs the Ohio Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program. For people who have experienced a temporary crisis or financial hardship, there are free government grants for housing costs including rent, utilities, storage or security deposits.

The Akron DJFS provides financial help for the low income, disabled, elderly, working poor and people struggling in emergency situations. Some of the assistance programs offered include help with paying rent, eviction prevention services, rehousing, free legal aid, counseling, and help for other bills. Address is 1180 S Main St, Akron, OH 44301, telephone(844) 640-6446.




  • The Family Services organization also has locations in other nearby towns and cities in Summit County Ohio.  Resources vary by location, but can include referrals to security deposit programs, eviction prevention, and place to contact for rent help. They all can provide information and referrals to local, state of Ohio, as well as federal government grant programs for rent, housing and more. The resources of which are created to help families and individuals meet their financial needs. Including housing, rent, and other living expenses

Catholic Charities – A very limited amount of financial help may be offered to qualified low income or people in a crisis. Funding is limited, but there may be some funds for paying rent or other housing costs on a case by case basis. A focus is on single moms in Akron, immigrants, and housing for women facing DV. The address is 300 East Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310. Call  (330) 475-0091. Continue with rent assistance from Akron Catholic Charities.

Akron Ohio Salvation Army – This charity organization will provide emergency assistance for certain expenses, including rent and some utility bills.  Anyone who is interested in learning more or applying for help, please phone ahead for guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order to get emergency assistance. A major focus is on homeless prevention. Individuals should call (330) 762-8481. Location is 190 S Maple St, Akron, OH 44302.

Akron Department of Planning and Urban Development allocates grants to InfoLine supported agencies for paying rent. The phone number is 330-376-6660. They also administer a resource known as the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This is a federal government grant program intended to help people avoid homelessness (so it can assist with rent payments) or it can help the current homeless find a new home or apartment to live in.

  • A program of last resort, known as Rapid Re-Housing, may be offered to current homeless people by InfoLine. They can also provide information and guidance to people who are on the verge of losing their home or being evicted. The goal is to ensure housing is permanent.





Faith based groups in Summit County may both offer referrals and counseling. In some cases, limited financial aid, or no interest loans, may be issued in Summit County for paying housing costs. Try the following non-profits.

  • Jewish Family Services of Arkon is based at  750 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH 44320. Phone (330) 867-3388)
  • Hebrew Free Loan association is based at 23300 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122. Call (216) 378-9042)

Community Legal Aid Services may offer support to those facing eviction. Free legal aid, advice, and assistance is for very low income families. Get questions on security deposits answered as well as landlord/tenant rights. Struggling tenants in Akron Ohio, and those with an eviction letter, can speak to a lawyer for free. Call (800) 998-9454

Summit County Home Again coordinates a number of emergency eviction prevent services and coordinates rehousing. They partner with social service agencies to provide grants for rent, moving costs, immediate rental assistance and other housing costs. A priority is keeping families and children out of shelters, but assistance for rental needs or even motel vouchers may be issued when available. More on Summit County homeless and eviction assistance.

Fair Housing Advocates Association is located at 520 S Main St, Akron, OH 44311. Call (330) 253-2450. Outreach can include information on grants for paying rent, utilities, or security deposits. Other support is available, such as details on low income apartments, subsidized senior homes and more.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio - For Summit County families and patients impacted by HIV or AIDs, they offer referrals to rental assistance, medical care and other available resources. Also short term accommodation such as hotel vouchers may be provided. In some cases a local non-profit may offer a loan for rent and housing needs. Call (330) 794-5289.

Canapi – Residents with HIV or AIDs can get housing or rent help from this organization. The main office is at 759 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303. Telephone (330) 252-1559. Limited financial assistance for rent, mortgage and housing costs, electric bills, and other expenses may be offered.

Veterans Service Commission – Military personnel, the widows or spouses of an honorably discharged or separated veterans can get housing help. There is rent help, job programs and other support for veterans in Summit County OH as well as immediate family members. They may qualify for emergency rental, mortgage or utility assistance. Address is 1060 E. Waterloo Road, Akron, Ohio 44306, telephone (330) 643-2830.





United Way of Summit County operates the Home Again homeless prevention program. Call (330) 615-0577 or (330) 762-7601. The goal is to help struggling families, veterans and other get stable housing. Get rent payment assistance, referrals to free motel vouchers, grants and budgeting workshops. The address is 37 North High Street, Akron, OH 44308.

Community Action of Akron - Summit County provides emergency hardship grants, financial help (for utilities or housing), case management and other assistance programs. The non-profit is at 670 West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44302. Dial (330) 436-0261.


Related Content From


By Jon McNamara











Contact Us

About Us

Financial Literacy Blog

Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page