The Akron Municipal Court has recently moved. Effective Monday, November 13, 2023, hearings will now be held at 172 South Broadway Street in Downtown Akron.

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:

Akron Bar Association

Phone: (330) 253-5007


Municipal Court Online Dispute Resolution

You may be able to resolve your case online. You will need to know the name, email, and address of the other party. You can chat with the other party, share documents, and sign agreements online. This service is secure, free to use, and may eliminate the need to appear in court. Parties are expected to appear at court if no agreement is signed and filed. This is available for Evictions and Small Claims cases.

Get started:

University of Akron Legal Clinic

Phone: (330) 972-7751

Akron Fair Housing

Phone: (330) 376-6191


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

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


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


State of Ohio and Federal Benefits

Unemployment, SNAP (food stamps) or other benefits:

Child tax credit:


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. 


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.


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


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


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


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.