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Medina County rental assistance programs.

Churches and charity agencies in Medina County as well as government organizations can help with paying rent. The financial assistance is for income qualified families, with a focus on tenants close to or with an eviction notice. A combination of charitable and government grants are used to provide rental assistance or help pay a portion of a security deposit.

When seeking help, funds are issued on a first come and served basis to those that qualify. There will normally need to be proof of income, residency and more. Also, in order to receive money for paying a portion of rent, the applicant will need to participate in case management. If the agency determines they want to reduce their risk, in some cases they will issue an interest free loan for the rental costs, and the client needs to repay the money.

As far as the homeless in Medina County, they can make inquiries into transitional housing or security deposit help. Or, if they now have a job, section 8 HUD vouchers can help subsidize their monthly rent and energy bill payments, so that is another option.

Medina County Job And Family Services
Address is 232 Northland Dr.
Medina City, Ohio 44256
Main phone - (330) 722-9300
The government funded PRC (Prevention, Retention, and Contingency) provides financial aid. There may be grants for paying rent to stop an eviction, money for employment expenses such as clothing, heating bill help, and more. The Media agency does focus on homeless prevention, so rental and mortgage assistance is a priority.

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
606 E Washington St.
Medina City, OH 44256
Dial (330) 764-8952
The Medina County charity coordinates shelter, limited funding for rent, case management, counseling, and more.




Matthew 25 Coalition
Lodi Village, OH 44254
For information, call (330) 948-3648
The southwestern portion of the county is supported. They offer loans for energy bills, rent, and more. In limited cases a free motel voucher is offered for the homeless with children, including single moms, as well as transients.

Veteran Service Office - Medina County
One location is at 210 Northland Dr., Medina City, Ohio 44256. Call (330) 722-9368.
Another site is at 617 School Dr., Wadsworth City, Ohio 44281. Dial (330) 335-1513.
They help veterans, current military members, and their families. Funds for rent, security deposits, medical care, and other housing needs are provided. Or get help in applying for benefits from the VA.

Holy Martyrs Ministry Of Assistance
3100 Old Weymouth Rd.
Medina Twp., Ohio 44256
Main phone - (330) 635-4989

Legal Act
Address is 120 W Washington St
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone - (330) 725-1231
Low income tenants as well as the elderly can get free advice on housing matters. This ranges from dealing with evictions to landlord disputes, disagreements over security deposits, and illegal disconnections of power.

Mary Grace Memorial Foundation
Medina Twp., OH 44258
(330) 242-1795
The non-profit agency only supports cancer patients. Grants can help with heating costs, utilities, rent, a mortgage arrears, and more.





Sh At St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Mailing address - 146 College St.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Phone - (330) 336-4300
Short term, emergency rental assistance is offered. The church also provides other social services, such as winter coats, shelter, and referrals to low cost housing in Medina County.

Salvation Army Centers
Wadsworth site is at 527 College St., Wadsworth City, Ohio 44281, phone (330) 335-2327.
The non-profit Brunswick location is at 2888 Nationwide Pkwy., Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Dial (330) 273-9176.
Between the two, they may have funds as the result of donations and ESG grants. They offer everything from rent to mortgage or security deposit help. A focus is on seniors and the disabled with a source of income, and there are also cold weather shelters.


By Jon McNamara











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