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Rent assistance programs in Tuscarawas County

When facing homelessness, several organizations in Tuscarawas County may be able to help with rent, moving or storage costs, or even provide a security deposit for a new affordable home or apartment. The types of agencies that may be able to assist low to moderate income families with their housing include:

-Housing authorities for HUD section 8 vouchers.

-Attorneys can provide free aid to stop evictions, address landlord issues, or help with housing discrimination.

-Cash grants for paying back rent may be offered by charities or some non-profits provide loans for rental, utility or security deposit costs.

Any financial help for paying rent or any housing costs (a mortgage, utility bill, deposit, etc.) is limited. A number of families may be referred to another place in Tuscarawas County for the assistance they need. However, a list of places, as well as more details on how to get assistance, are listed below. Bring proof of income, residency, whether disabled, senior citizen or single mom, etc. when applying for financial support.

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority
The address is 134 2nd Street SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Dial 330-308-8099
The local public housing authority, or PHA. They administer HUD section 8 vouchers, which can pay some of the rent on an income based home. The non-profit also has information on home buying programs (including loans), self-sufficiency resources, and low income public housing units.

Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services
Main address is 389 16th Street SW
New Philadelphia OH 44663
Dial 330-339-7791
They administer government and public aid, including welfare. Funds can pay for many bills, including rent, mortgages, or utilities. Tuscarawas County JFS wants to stop homelessness and hunger (rent and food) while addressing issues that lead to struggle.




Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community (T-4-C)
Address: 1458 Fifth Street NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Main number - 330-343-6012
Emergency rent and other financial aid is offered. The churches help the least fortunate and vulnerable, including the elderly or disabled, pay for housing. Or inquire into the homeless shelters.

Salvation Army, Dover Citadel
Office: 809 Emmet Avenue NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Main number is 330-364-3811
Family Services range from one time, limited rental assistance to free furniture for a home, food, holiday help, shelters, and more. The Christian faith charity solves homelessness form its financial aid for rent or security deposits to shelter programs.

Southeast Ohio Legal Services
255 2nd St NE suite d
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Number is (330) 339-3998
The federal government paid for services offers attorneys. Eviction and foreclosure assistance is offered, among other legal aid.

HARCATUS Housing/Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)
Office location is 508 Grant Street
Dennison, OH 44621
Call 740-922-6692
The Tuscarawas County poverty fighting agency. Referrals may be given to government grants for paying bills or rent. They also run HEAP, weatherization, and job/credit repair programs. More information on HARCATUS assistance programs.





Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County
The homeless shelter is at 211 East High Avenue, P.O. Box 466
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Call 330-602-6100
The only assistance is a homeless shelter, so there may also be meals, clothes, and the like.

By Jon McNamara











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