Many Ohioans have struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Ohio has developed a program to provide $465 million in federal funding to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own homes pay their rent and utility bills. House Bill 167 builds on the Home Relief Grant program that the DeWine Administration created last fall with a $111 million allocation in federal coronavirus relief funding.
Eligible households have incomes below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI), although the program places priority for those below 50 percent AMI who are unemployed. The Ohio Development Services Agency is distributing the funds through Ohio’s Community Action Agencies. For more information and to determine eligibility for the program, Ohio residents should reach out to the Community Action Agency serving their county. If you have additional questions, please contact EnergyHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov or call 800-282-0880.