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Rental assistance in Cincinnati and Hamilton County Ohio.

Get a listing of long term or emergency rent assistance programs in the Cincinnati Ohio and greater Hamilton County region. The churches, charities, and government agencies below help the homeless and struggling tenants. Find agencies below that help to pay rent, security deposits, moving costs and housing expenses in Cincinnati OH and the county.

There may be grants or loans as well as section 8 housing vouchers for low income families, the elderly or disabled. Any rental assistance is limited and comes with restrictions. The agencies can usually direct low income tenants to other local or state of Ohio resources. Read more on HUD section 8.

The locations can be an effective source for referrals to affordable apartment as well as 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.

Find help with rent in Cincinnati OH and the county

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.

Society of Saint Vincent also runs the City Eviction Prevention Initiative program from 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214. It is for renters with an eviction or pay or quit notice. The grant program can be reached at (513) 421-0602.

Our Daily Bread Social Services and referrals are available for financial help. Emergency money for rent or utilities. They also help the poor get identifications, sign leases for homes, and maybe security deposit help. The referrals are from 1730 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Main number is (513) 621-6364.




Easterseals help veterans only (or their families). Call (513) 240-6897. SSVF grants for rent or mortgages, job programs, homeless shelters and more. They help Hamilton County veterans find, and pay for, housing or apartments. Address is 2901 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) operates from 541 Loveland-madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140. There is emergency financial assistance for back rent or utilities. Or seek case management or information on other housing programs. The financial assistance, including for rent, or for people in a hardship only. Only low income families in 45140 zip codes are supported. Call (513) 583-8222

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.

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. The address of the charity is 6312 Kennedy Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

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 rent grants can also be given to low income seniors, elderly, or others in an emergency, provided vouchers are offered. There is information on emergency HUD vouchers for paying rent on a low income apartment, disability housing, and other options. Address is 1627 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214. Call (513) 721-4580 or 513-421-2642.

Freestore Food Bank has limited financial assistance, including for rent, but funding comes and goes. They operate from 112 East Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. While emergency help with rent, utilities or housing is limited, referrals may be given too. Call (513) 381-7627. 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.

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.

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. 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.

Catholic Charities has multiple churches and parishes. Single mothers, immigrants, the working poor and others can seek funds for rent or security deposits. There may be assistance moving from volunteers, financial help for DV victims in Hamilton County, furniture and other services in addition to the renal assistance money. Read more on Catholic Charities Hamilton County OH.

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.
  • Saint Williams Society of Saint Vincent may have immediate rent assistance, food, furniture and other household items. Location is 4125 St. Williams Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45205. Call| (513) 921-0247





Help Center of Hamilton County has resources for both renters and landlords. Whether it is mediation programs, information on stopping evictions from government grant programs or legal aid, help is offered. It is at 1000 Main Street Hamilton County Municipal Court, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Phone (513) 946-5650

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries offers basic needs, housing resources, limited funding for stop to stop evictions and more. It is a multi-faceted social service agency at 1602 Madison, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Call (513) 751-2500

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. Dial (513) 761-1480.


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