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Rental assistance in Cincinnati and Hamilton County Ohio.

Get a comprehensive listing of housing and rent assistance programs in the Cincinnati Ohio and greater Hamilton County region. The non-profits, charities, and government agencies below all specialize in offering help to pay rent and housing expenses. As usual, funding is limited.

However, that being said, even if they for some reason don’t have funding available, the agencies can usually direct low income, unemployed, elderly, and disabled applicants to other local or state of Ohio resources. The locations can be an effective source for referrals to housing assistance programs.

The description of the rental or security deposit assistance offered by each non-profit agency in Cincinnati and Hamilton County is below. Call them to get more information or to apply for help.

Cincinnati Ohio area rent assistance programs and non-profits

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, which is located at 1627 Western Avenue and can be reached at 513-421-2642, is open Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm, and offers affordable housing solutions. There is information on HUD vouchers for paying rent on a low income apartment, disability housing, and other options.

Cincinnati Department of Community Development. Phone (513) 352-6264. They administer the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program for the greater Hamilton Ohio county area. The program was created from federal government stimulus funds as well as annual ESG grants from homeless prevention.

Christ's Community in College Hill only provides rent assistance once per month. Call them at 513-541-0303. The address is 5819 Salvia Avenue. They pass out the emergency funds monthly until it is depleted. Various other social services are administered too.

Mercy Franciscan at St. John requires an appointment. Dial 513-981-5800. Support is only offered if you have an eviction notice from your home or apartment, and the applicant must also have a family. The non-profit can provide the tri-state area clients with temporary financial assistance and cash grants in the form of mortgage or rent payment assistance, and other housing services.




Prince of Peace Lutheran Church only has housing resources and support for people who live in the Loveland School district. Located on 101 South Lebanon Road in Loveland, Ohio. Call 513-683-4244.

Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati assists tenants with housing issues. This can include advice on eviction and homeless prevention services, disputes over deposits, and unsafe housing or apartments. Lawyers from the pro-bono firm help qualified low income residents of Hamilton County. (513) 241-9400

Churches Active In Northside supports the immediate region. There may be rental or energy assistance, referrals to non-profits that may have security deposit programs and help in applying for section 8 HUD rental vouchers. Call (513) 591-2246.

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC) serves the following zip code areas only. They are 45208, 45209, 45226, & 45227. MEAC provides emergency financial assistance payments for rental/mortgage, gas and electric services, or water when funds are available. Eligibility requirements need to be met for rent and other help. MEAC also provides assistance with obtaining birth certificates. For more information, please call (513) 271-5501.

Caracole Incorporated is only for HIV and/or AIDs patients. Shelter Plus Care is a government grant program for paying rent, mortgage and/or housing costs. Other resources include transitional housing, referrals to medical needs for AIDs patients, housing, case management., and general support services. Only HIV patients can get help though for rent or eviction help. Address is 2 Miles Away, 4138 Hamilton Avenue, in Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Residents of Golf Manor, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, and Silverton Ohio can call Caring Place Of Cincinnati. Get rent assistance, housing counseling, and more, such as food. Call (513) 841-1499.





Community Action of Hamilton County helps transitional families from homeless to a new home or apartments. Counseling, GED programs, details on section 8 rental subsidies and other support is arranged. If funding is available, once stable, there may be financial help for first months rent or a deposit from ESG. Dial 513.569.1840 for information.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority works with government and private agencies to offer section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. This can help pay a portion of rent, based on the tenants income. They also manage low cost apartments, public housing, and other services. Section 8 HCV renr grants can also be given to low income seniors, elderly, or others in an emergency, provided vouchers are offered. Address is 1627 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214. Call (513) 721-4580

Interparish Ministries is located at 3509 Debolt Road. There may be limited financial aid for paying rent or utility or security deposits to families facing homelessness. Other support is provided too, such as furniture or referrals. Call (513) 561-3932.

Homeless Prevention and Government Rehousing from Strategies to End Homelessness is a coalition of non-profits and charities that work to stop evictions. Using federal government grants, they provide short term rent help, loans, shelter, and more. There are also programs for a diverse group of Hamilton County residents, including senior citizens or single mothers. Find information on how ESG grants can help with rental costs and other needs. More information on homeless prevention and rehousing in Hamilton County Ohio.

CAP is a referral service. The phone number is (513) 381-7233. Low income families facing eviction, or the currently homeless, can learn about emergency rent assistance programs or landlord mediation services. Everything from shelter to information on grants for rent for seniors or the disabled may be available vie referrals to non-profits.

All of Hamilton County is supported from St. Vincent de Paul - Crisis Services. Many local churches and religious organization participate in the programs. Call 513-562-8841. Rental assistance is offered to eligible individuals in Hamilton County. In addition, note that St. Vincent de Paul has also recently opened an office to serve the Winton Hills area of Ohio, and that phone number is 513-641-0382. Some applicants may be offered a loan for their housing or rental needs.





Guardian Angels SVDP, address is 6531 Beechmont Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers financial assistance for paying both rent and even utility bills. Call 513-624-3147.

By Jon McNamara

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