Eviction Prevention Resources

Legal Resources

Akron Municipal Court Kiosk Self-Help Center

Legal information provided to anyone with a civil municipal court issues, open 24/7

Located at the Akron Municipal Court - 172 South Broadway Street in Downtown Akron (kiosks are located on the first floor)

Community Legal Aid

Legal information, advice, and representation for qualifying clients

Get started: https://www.communitylegalaid.org

Akron Bar Association

Phone: (330) 253-5007

Website: https://www.akronbar.org

University of Akron Legal Clinic

Phone: (330) 972-7751

Akron Fair Housing

Phone: (330) 376-6191

Website: https://wwww.fairhousingakron.org

Financial Assistance

United Way 211

Assistance may be available based on your neighborhood, senior status, disability, and other factors.

Get started: Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211summit.org

Veterans Service Commission

Military personnel, the widows or spouses of an honorably discharged or separated veterans, and other immediate family members may qualify for emergency rental assistance.

Phone: (330) 643-2830

Website: www.vscsummitoh.us/financial-assistance/

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA)

This State of Ohio, public government agency can provide low income and subsidized housing to qualified low income individuals and families.

They can also refer individuals to such programs as section 8 housing in Ohio and the federal government stimulus created Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing.

Phone: (330) 762-9631

Website: www.akronhousing.org/

State of Ohio and Federal Benefits

Unemployment, SNAP (food stamps) or other benefits: https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/

Child tax credit: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/advance-child-tax-credit-payments-in-2021

Stimulus: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

City of Akron Lower My Bill (Includes Utility Discount Programs)

Emergency funding is available to eligible City of Akron residents who are having difficulty paying their Akron Utility Bill and are delinquent. This program is made possible through generous donations from customers, city employees and community partners. 

Website: https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/site/d9821b57e5ebaabe/index.html

Akron Public Schools' Project RISE

Project RISE is a program through Akron Public Schools that assists  students/families in the district who are experiencing homelessness or have been displaced from their current housing situation. Project RISE provides many supports including tutoring for students living in shelters, transportation assistance to help students get to school, school enrollment assistance and uniform referrals.

Website: https://www.akronschools.com/programs/help_for_homeless_students___project_rise

Community Action Akron Summit

Community Action Akron Summit offers rent, mortgage and utility assistance to eligible Summit County residents impacted by COVID-19.

Phone: (330) 762-7481

Website: https://www.ca-akron.org/

Summit County Department of Jobs and Family Services

For people who have experienced a temporary crisis or financial hardship, this non-profit may be able to help. They provide resources and support services for the low income and people struggling in emergency situations. Some of the assistance programs offered include help with paying rent, eviction prevention services and assistance, legal aid, counseling, and help for other bills and debts.

Phone: (330) 643-8200

Website: https://www.summitdjfs.org/

Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland

Financial assistance for individuals facing eviction or struggling with rent and utilities, as well as support in the form of bus tickets or grocery gift cards to cover daily necessities.

Phone: (330) 762-7481

Website: www.ccdocle.org/programs/emergency-financial-assistance

Disclaimer: This information is meant to be for educational purposes only; it is not intended to be legal advice. If you have questions about how this information applies, please consult an attorney.

Please view an informational flyer here.