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Mahoning and Trumbull County housing and rent assistance.

The charities and government agencies that offer rental assistance usually cover both Mahoning and Trumbull County. The two regions are similar in what housing programs may or may not be offered. Anyone that needs funds for paying their rent, security deposits, or that need general homeless prevention services can get help.

Not only can a resident contact one of the non-profit organizations listed below, but there is also a referral line that can be reached at 330-747-2696. This will give the caller information on a number of grant programs for paying rent. Or a low income family can call their local Trumbull or Mahoning County social service office, which will administer some type of homeless prevention and rehousing program.

All of these services will offer some or all of the following types of assistance. They may have a shelter on site; one time rental assistance; funds for contributing towards moving costs and/or security deposits; legal counseling; applications to government aid including section 8 HUD vouchers for paying rent; and much more.

Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services
Oakhill Renaissance Place
345 Oakhill Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Phone - (330) 740-2600
Learn about cash assistance programs, including Ohio Works, child care, and more. There are referrals to rent and low income housing programs, section 8 vouchers, and shelters.

Salvation Army
Main address: 1501 Glenwood Avenue, Ohio 44511
(330) 746-8403
The church offers emergency assistance. Shelter, furniture from thrift store, rent help, and other social services are available.

Legal Aid Services
11 Central Square, Ste 700
Youngstown, Ohio 44503-1505
Telephone - (800) 309-5454
Free legal aid from attorneys is for low income families, the disabled, and seniors. They can help tenants with an eviction notice, deal with discrimination of minorities or disputes on rent or deposits, and offer legal aid for other consumer issues, such as loans and debt issues.




Catholic Charities Diocese of Youngstown
Location is 2401 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
(330) 744-3320
Programs are for single moms, immigrants, and the poor. Get help with security deposits, shelter, food, and temporary rent assistance.

Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services
280 N Park Avenue NE Suite 1
Warren, OH 44481
Dial (330) 675-2000
Government grants for paying rent may be part of  TANF Welfare to Work Programs. Or seek utility bill help from HEAP, which can bring energy costs current and otherwise stop an eviction.

Regional referral line from United Way
Dial 330-747-2696
Callers will be put in touch with local churches, social service offices, or charities for their housing needs.

Emergency and Planned Assistance
Location is 1325 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 747-7921
Resources include loans for first months rent, mortgage help, and the charity will assist with security deposits. There is also funding for water bills or rent to stop homelessness.





Veterans' Outreach
7 Belgrade Street
Youngstown, OH 44505
Dial (330) 755-5792
Only veterans and their immediate families can apply. Bills covered in Trumbull as well as Mahoning County include rent, auto repair, utilities, lease application fees, and moving costs.

Christians Concern
764 Columbia Street
Leetonia, OH 44431
(330) 427-6827

Section 8 vouchers
For information on rent subsidized housing, there are two HUD approved agencies. They are Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority (131 W Boardman St, Youngstown, OH 44503, Phone: (330) 744-2161) as well as  Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (4076 Youngstown Road, S.E., Warren, Ohio 44484, Phone:(330) 369-6460). Or find more on section 8 income based housing vouchers.

Rapid Re-housing and Homeless Prevention Program – Mahoning County
Address is 319 W Rayen Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502
Main phone - (330) 744-3320
When available, federal government funds help the homeless or people living in shelters or on the streets. Support includes money for rent and utility deposits, case management, budget counseling, and multi-month rental assistance if the family is stable.

Who's Who Direct Rent Program
25 W Rayen Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 744-1542
No money is offered. Instead homeless prevention is offered in partnership with local landlords who establish accounts to receive payment from various sources.





Emmanuel Community Care Center
2 N State Street
Girard, Ohio 44420
For information on rent and housing programs, dial (330) 545-4301

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program – Trumbull County
175 Laird Avenue Third Floor
Warren, OH 44483
(330) 744-3320
Similar to the service above. Various forms of financial aid can stop evictions and foreclosures. Grants and short term loans can pay back rent, cover utility costs, help place people into permanent housing, and otherwise address housing/rental costs.

Shelter and transitional housing

Cold Weather Emergency Shelter – This keeps the homeless warm during the winter. PO Box 46, Youngstown, Ohio 44501. Dial 211 for information.

Daybreak is a shelter for youth, including runaways. Location is 2611 Homestead Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502, phone (330) 782-2397.

Meridian Veterans Center (transitional housing), 2124 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44511, phone (330) 746-7829.

Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley – Programs include a soup kitchen, shelter, job placement, and referrals to financial aid for future rental costs. Address is 962 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Youngstown, Ohio 44501, call (330) 744-5486.

Beatitude House Transitional Housing, 1515 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504, (330) 746-6622

Beatitude House has another site at 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, OH 44504, telephone (330) 744-3147 as well as at 1370 Tod Avenue NW, Warren, OH 44485, phone (330) 399-1971

Meridian Women's South - 500 W Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44511, call (330) 744-4912

Christy House Emergency Shelter - 919 Main Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, (330) 394-4316

Someplace Safe is for domestic violence survivors. Women, children, immigrants and others can use the center at 1540 Tod Avenue NW, Warren, OH 44485, phone (330) 393-3003

Greater Warren Youngstown Urban League offers legal aid around housing discrimination. Job programs, counseling, and other services are available. 290 W Market Street, Warren, OH 44481, phone (330) 394-4316





Warren Family Mission Headquarters, 155 Tod Avenue, Warren, OH 44484. For shelter, food, low cost furniture, and other housing resources dial (330) 394-5437.

By Jon McNamara

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