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Rental assistance in Butler County Ohio and Hamilton.

The demand for rental assistance in Hamilton and the greater Butler County Ohio region is extensive. Thousands of local families are struggling with paying their rent and housing costs. Many people never had difficulties in the past, but due to the weak national and local economy they need some short term help with basic needs and expenses, including funds for paying their rent.

Some of the leading non-profit organizations to call are below. Each center will have their own application process in place, and funding is limited. Priority is usually given to qualified low income families with children and people who are faced with imminent eviction. If a center doesn’t have available funding, many have case management or volunteers who can help people sign up for other assistance from time to time.

Call to get the specifics on their resources or to learn whether they have funding. Or some of the non-profits in Butler county may refer residents to loan programs for their housing expenses. Find a listing of services and/or who to contact in order to get help with paying rent.

Mercy Health St. Raphael
The center is located at 610 High Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Call (513) 603-8200 for Service/Intake and hours
The nonprofit may have temporary cash assistance for numerous housing costs, including rent. Applicants can usually only apply at most once per year, and generally receive a few hundred dollars.

Hamilton and Butler County Salvation Army
Corps center is at 235 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Phone (513) 863-1445
Provides limited emergency assistance on a case by case basis, including rental payment assistance, eviction prevention, and homeless support. Any financial aid for security deposits or back rent is only for eligible residents of city of Hamilton and the entire Butler County Ohio region.




Family Resource Center
Location is 5445 College Corner Pike
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Dial the administrative office at (513) 523-5859
The location provides emergency financial assistance with many housing type expenses including rent, utilities, and even some other basic needs such as prescriptions. The location also can provide referrals to other assistance programs that can assist low-income households.

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority
4110 Hamilton-Middletown Rd.
Hamilton OH  45011-6218
The main program they administer is the federal government and state of Ohio Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. This federal government HUD created resource provides assistance and rental vouchers for very low-income households (single or family), the disabled, and the elderly. It can help them afford to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Phone number is 513-896-4411. Or read more on Housing Authority in Butler County.

SELF's Headquarters
1790 S. Erie Highway, Ste. A-C
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Phone number is (513) 868-9300
A non-profit community action agency. Grants for rental expenses may be provided from EFSP or other government sources.

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
175 Tri County Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Call (513) 721-1025, 513-868-9281 or dial toll-free 1-800-215-5305 for information on applications.
Housing resources and other aid is offered for senior citizens and the elderly in the Ohio community. Many have information on low income private and public senior housing.





HPP - Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing is coordinated by the state of Ohio and non-profits in Butler County. Much of the support for tenants that are behind on their rent (or that are homeless) is non-financial, and this includes legal aid, case management, and general guidance. However some charities may offer grants to help with rent or other housing costs. More on Butler County Ohio homeless prevention.

Family Services
1131 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45042
Phone number is (513) 423-4637

Salvation Army of Middletown
106 North Clinton
Middletown, Ohio 45042
Telephone number (513) 423-9452 for intake
This location offers many of the same resources as the agency listed above.

God’s Lighthouse
Location 3013 Seneca Street
Middletown, Ohio 45044
(513) 261-8746

Oasis Church
Address is 6927 Lefferson Road
Middletown, Ohio 45044
Call (513) 424-7150
Very limited funding. Shelter and transitional housing may be offered, as well as money for partial overdue rent or deposit payments.

Faith Community united Methodist Church
Address is 8230 Cox Road
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 777-9533
Cover Lakota school district only. The church will only offer rent help, in the form of loans or other support, to residents facing homelessness, as funding allows.

Legal Aid Society
(513) 241-9400

Pro-bono attorneys can offer guidance and free advice to tenants with an eviction notice. Other services include mediation, representation, and referrals to other housing and security deposit programs.





Middletown Public Housing
1040 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45044
Telephone number is (513) 422-3600
Section 8, low income assistance, and referrals to non-profit agencies are offered. The non-profit wants to try to house those faced with eviction or who are currently homeless.

Dublin House
Location is 1425 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45042
Call (513) 424-4828


By Jon McNamara

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