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Rent assistance in Toledo Ohio region.

Several agencies in Toledo and Lucas County help pay rent and housing expenses such as security deposits or moving expenses. In addition, a large number of shelters are in the community, and charitable financial assistance programs offer assistance for paying other bills, including utility connection costs (deposits), back rent to stop an eviction, and more. Or learn about low income, rent subsidized apartments from Section 8 HCV vouchers.

A listing of charities, churches, and non-profit organizations are listed below, and all are targeted at helping the low income, the disabled or seniors. There is also financial aid or free legal support for others who are struggling in Toledo pay their rent and prevent homelessness. Call one of the agencies below for direct financial assistance, grants, or other forms of eviction prevention programs, including emergency loans.

Lucas County Veterans Service Commission – Veterans can apply for rent help, career counseling, food, and referrals to local Toledo and Lucas County charities and non-profits. 1301 Monroe Street Ste 180, Toledo, Ohio. Call (419) 213-6090

David’s House Compassion, Inc. ((419) 241-9444) may be able to help HIV/AIDS patients. Get referrals to housing programs, emergency financial assistance for paying rent, case management, and ask about government assistance.

Toledo St. Vincent de Paul Society can be reached at (419) 241-4581. This church organizations can refer people of all religions to emergency rental, housing, and financial assistance programs and resources.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Lucas County. Another non-profit that focuses on HIV and AIDs patients. Get help with rent, energy bills, and housing counseling. 3450 W. Central Avenue Ste 210, Toledo, Ohio. Dial (419) 241-9444.

Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo (EOPA) (phone (419) 242-7304) may have limited amounts of financial assistance for paying rent, and at the very least they offer information and referrals. Case managers from the non-profit can help low income families, the disabled, and working poor apply for government grants, housing vouchers for paying a portion of their rent, or loans. The agency is a leading non-profit.




Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo offers a program known as Family Emergency Guidance, which can offer one time only funds to help pay rent, if an applicant has an eviction notice and meets other criteria. There are other resources too, ranging from furniture to referrals to deposit assistance or other social services. Dial  (419) 244-6711, or find more details on Catholic Charities in Toledo housing and rent assistance.

Christ the King Church, located at 4100 Harvest Lane in Toledo, may have limited funding for housing costs, such as rent and mortgage payments. They are part of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Call (419) 475-4348.

Little Flower St. Vincent de Paul is located at 5522 Dorr Street in Toledo, Ohio. They only help residents of the district. The charity has assistance with housing, referrals to short term loans for rent expenses, and other social services are offered. Call (419) 531-5268.

Toledo Community Service Center
There is an emergency shelter. When it is time to move out, case managers help individuals by referring them to programs for first months rental costs or a security deposit. Also, before a homeless event occurs, tenants can call the non-profit if they have an eviction notice, if they are behind on their rent or have disconnect notices for their utilities. Assistance is also for single parents and seniors. The main number is 419-242-5505.

Salvation Army NWO
Address is 620 N Erie Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Call (419) 241-1138
The non-profit has very limited assistance. There may be grants for paying rent, overdue utility bills, or a security deposit for the homeless. Shelter and other housing resources are offered, including to rental programs.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio provides free legal assistance, including to prevent an eviction. Services are available in Lucas County and Toledo. Low income families and seniors can work with attorneys to have their housing issues resolved. Free lawyers may also represent tenants in housing court. Phone (888) 534-1432.





Government funded homeless prevention programs combine grants for rent and legal aid to tenants with an eviction notice. When barrier to housing is too great, then Rapid Rehousing may be used in Lucas County. This will combine vouchers for motels with money for security or rental deposits. More on Lucas County eviction and rehousing assistance.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is the section 8 administer. The agency is a combination non-profit, government affiliated. They have section 8 HCV rent vouchers from HUD, information on public housing, self-sufficiency, and home buying programs, among other resources. Emergency section 8 can also help seniors or the disabled in Lucas County. The address is 211 S Byrne Rd, Toledo, OH 43615, phone (419) 259-9400.

Mustard Seed may be able to provide emergency rental assistance as well as other support. Call (419) 727-1800. There may also be free furniture for an apartment, help in paying for storage costs, or rental deposit help as well. The faith based charity is at 5420 302nd St, Toledo, Ohio 43611.

Volunteers of America Northwest Ohio has very limited eviction help. A main focus is on veterans, single mom, or the disabled. Some funds may be offered for rent. There is also homeless shelter, short term housing, legal aid, and case management. The location is 701 Jefferson, Toledo, OH 43604. For information or referrals, dial (419) 248-3733, or find eviction prevention programs near you.

Short term housing in Lucas County

The locations and charities below mostly can provide transitional housing, shelters, public housing, and information on low income housing and/or rent programs, including those from the state of Ohio and federal government. Counseling is also usually offered.

Aurora Project Inc.
Address - 1035 N. Superior St., Phone - (419) 244-3200

Saint Clement Parish is located at 3030 Tremainsville Rd. Call (419) 472-2111. Any rent assistance, vouchers, furniture, and more is only for residents in the parish boundary, and they are based in Toledo, Ohio with a zip code of 43613.

Cherry Street Men’s Mission
Location and phone - 105 17th St., (419) 242-5141

Cherry Street Women’s Mission
436 W. Delaware, (419) 321-1835
Women, single moms, their children can use the shelter. It gives meals, legal aid, and referrals to rent programs as well as transitional housing in Lucas County.

Family House
669 Indiana Ave., telephone number (419) 242-5505

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA)
Address and phone number - 435 Nebraska Ave., (419) 259-9400

Beach House Family Shelter
Center address is 915 N. Erie St., Toledo, dial (419) 241-9277





New Connecting Point
Address - 1212 Cherry St., (419) 243-1001

YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter
Address and telephone - 1018 Jefferson Ave., (419) 241-7386

Neighborhood Housing Services of Toledo
Main office is 704 2nd St., and phone number is (419) 691-2900


By Jon McNamara

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