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Dayton and Montgomery County rental assistance.

Find information on Dayton and Montgomery Ohio rental assistance programs. Several charity agencies, non-profits, churches and government organizations in the region offer the low income and working poor who qualify rent, security deposit or housing help.

There are several agencies that focus on offering rental and housing assistance in the region. Funds are limited and the number of requests received are very high, so only a small number of people may qualify. In some cases a renter may get direct cash assistance or grants to pay their rent or housing expense, and some individuals may receive counseling or referrals to government programs or other local or state non-profit organizations.

Using the information below, residents of Dayton and Montgomery County Ohio can find information, addresses, and phone numbers of organizations to call for emergency rent help, section 8 housing, or eviction prevention programs. So centers will also offer funds to pay a security deposit, with a focus on the currently homeless in the county. Call an organization to work with a housing counselor in order to find a solution to your rental needs.

Montgomery County Ohio Community and Job Center offers several different job and community programs for the Dayton and Montgomery County Ohio region.  The center is a great place to call for emergency assistance, referrals, and access to programs such as low income housing or emergency rental assistance. Only income eligible households can apply. The main Family Services Call center line to dial is 937-225-4148.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. – Call them for help with landlord-tenant issues, or if facing an eviction. Low income tenants may qualify for pro-bono legal advice. 333 W. First Street, Suite 500A, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Phone number (937) 228-8088

Greater Dayton Premier Management runs the section 8 housing choice voucher program as well as affordable housing units. They will be rent subsidized homes, apartments, condos, and other units. The address is 400 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410. Emergency vouchers can be offered to the elderly or disabled. Call (937) 910-7500.




Salvation Army Booth House - Offers long term emergency shelter, housing, and possibly, from time to time as funding is limited, emergency funds for paying rent. Due to limited resources, some clients may be issued a loan as an interest free form of rental assistance. Social workers can also help families, including women with children, find a permanent home. 624 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402, telephone (937) 228-8210. Find more details on Montgomery County Salvation army rent assistance.

Montgomery County Job and Family Services – Call this government supported agency for referrals and information on various rental and housing programs, such as Ohio section 8 vouchers as well as homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Phone 937-225-4148

University Dayton Law clinic - The students and lawyers can provide free legal aid for civil matters, including eviction prevention. The can assist with landlord / tenant mediation and disputes on rental payments. Call (937) 229-3817.

PRC Department address both eviction prevention and the cause, such as lack of employment. Prevention, retention, and contingency grants may be available for paying back rent, past due mortgages, or a security deposit. In some cases, loans will be issued from the Montgomery County agency for housing or rental assistance. 1111 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45422, dial (937) 496-6720.

Miami Valley Housing Opportunities Inc. runs the PATH rehousing program. Those with a disability can get short term housing and referrals to permanent, low income apartments. Also, may have information for clients on security deposit or first months rent for the new home. (937) 263-4449





Germantown Community Services focuses on the town/city of Germantown in Montgomery Ohio. Their main office is located at 468 N. Main Street, Germantown, OH 45327, phone (937) 855-2155. Apply for help in paying for rent and housing costs in the towns of Germantown and Farmersville within the Valley View School District.

St Vincent Depaul of Dayton
Location is 1133 Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45408
Phone - (937) 222-7349
They operate a homeless shelter, may offer money for rent, transitional housing, and other aid to the working poor. The church may offer referrals to families living in poverty, suggestions on government grants for paying back rent, and other support.

HCRP is a homeless prevention and rehousing program in Montgomery County. Federal grants help tenants with rent and housing needs. A priority of eviction help is on the disabled, elderly, and single mothers. Find programs such as legal aid, rent subsidies, and loans for deposits. Or read more Montgomery County eviction assistance.

Aids Resource Center Ohio – Residents with HIV/AIDs can approach this organization for help. Emergency assistance can be provided for those who make appointments. The non-profit may offer grants to pay for emergency expenses and needs, such as housing. 15 W. Fourth Street Suite 200, Dayton, Ohio 45402, phone (937) 461-2437.

The GDAA Rent Foundation is a small charity that will only help current residents of a community or leasing agency that are members of the GDAA. Funded through donations, the foundation is able to supply one month of rental assistance to one applicant a month. The foundation does not provide funds for those that are in an eviction process and cannot provide first month’s rent nor deposit. Call (937) 293-1170.

Montgomery County Veteran's Services – Veterans and their families can apply for emergency aid and support.  Services offered by the agency may include, but are not limited to financial assistance and grants to help with rent, utilities, housing, food, and much more. 627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., 4th Floor East Medical Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45417, telephone (937) 225-4801.

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (CAP)
Address of the non-profit is 719 S Main St.
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 341-5000
They offer numerous low income programs. Emergency Services include eviction help, money for back rent or moving costs, and short term shelter. Grants from the Montgomery County agency can also help pay water bills, case management, and other rent/housing assistance. Continue with Community Action Partnership of Dayton.







Referrals from No Wrong Door - This Dayton Ohio non-profit only provides information and linkage. Families in need can learn about rent and housing programs, get help in navigating social services and government aid, and other support. referrals are given to shelters, section 8, rent programs, Medicaid, and much more.

Grants from ESG and other non-profits in Dayton – The working poor, homeless, and unemployed populations can apply seek referrals for emergency assistance. A number of services and resources are offered, both for housing needs and other everyday living expenses, such as back rent. Agencies may also offer shelter and transitional housing units or apartments. Limited amounts of housing funds can be disbursed. Linkage can be obtained from 1-800-917-3224.


By Jon McNamara

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