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Rental assistance Richland County Ohio.

Many charities, churches, and government programs help with paingy rent or address housing needs in Richland County. Most of the agencies are based in Mansfield, but assistance is available across the county. Whether it is a grant or loan to pay back rent or a security deposit, or emergency housing or Section 8 subsidies, find the list of main resources below.

Funds to pay rent, security deposits, and eviction prevention services

These agencies in Richland County may offer financial help. It is limited and comes with restrictions. The funds will be for paying housing type expenses such as rent, utility bills (if payment stops homelessness), storage costs, lawyer fee for legal aid, and deposits on a new home or apartment. Each charity, churches, or non-profits has its own application process in place.

Catholic Charities
2 Smith Ave
Mansfield, OH 44905
Call (419) 524-0733
Homeless and eviction prevention is from the HCRP Grant. Churches can provide emergency rent assistance, free furniture for a home or apartment, cash loans, counseling and more. The grants from the United Way and government are focused on assisting with housing expenses ranging from back rent to energy bills, water costs, deposits, and even lease application fees.

Housing and grant money, including from EFSP Funds, from the Salvation Army Mansfield
Social service address is 47 S. main Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Telephone number is (419) 525-2912
Social services and financial aid, along with EFSP and FEMA grants, can help with rent. They also assist with employment, homeless shelters, free motel vouchers in Richland County, and other aid.

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority
88 W. Third St
Mansfield, OH 44902
Intake number is (419) 524-0029
Rent subsidies from HUD section 8. This is for very low income families, the disabled, or seniors. They also offer public housing, low cost apartments, mortgage and home buying grants or programs, and more. Find more details on section 8 applications in Ohio.




Public aid from Richland County Job & Family Services
171 Park Ave E.
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 774-5400
Cash aid from contingency funds and cash assistance can help pay rent, energy costs, and other bills.

Richland County Veterans Service Commission
Address is 597 Park Ave E.
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
Veterans can call (419) 774-5822
They only offer financial help to veterans and their families. Housing, rent, mortgages, legal defense, moving costs and other bills can be paid.

Legal Aid of Mansfield and Western Ohio, Inc.
Legal office address is 35 N. Park St.
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone - (877) 223-4633
Lawyers offer free legal assistance. Represent tenants in eviction court, address housing discrimination, and work to stop homelessness.

Short term emergency housing

The agencies below help put a roof over the homeless or a low income family. There may be shelters, transitional housing, and other support given. Rare is emergency financial aid or rent help. But they can feed, clothes, and put the homeless on track for stability.

Harmony House Homeless Services, Inc.
Location is 124 W Third St.
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-2323
They offer emergency, short term housing. Homeless shelters, transitional housing, and case management. They also help families/clients raise the funds to help them with future rent or security deposits expenses.





Catalyst Life Services
741 Scholl Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
Main number is (419) 522-4357

Domestic Violence Shelter of Richland County Ohio
Location is confidential for security reasons
Phone - (419) 774-5840
They help women, children, and others fleeing from violence. Housing, legal aid, job programs, protection, clothes, and more is given.

VOA - Men focused Transitional Housing Program
280 N. Main Street
Mansfield, OH 44906
Telephone: (419) 525-4589
Volunteers of America runs this program. They help the homeless, veterans, elderly and other disadvantaged residents of Richland County.


By Jon McNamara

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