Rent and Utility Assistance
Geauga County Job and Family Services has received funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to assist Geauga County residents with rent, mortgage and utility payments. Households with income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty level may apply by phone for this assistance.
Rent or mortgage payments in arrears or due within 10 days are eligible. Applicants must be living in the home and assistance is limited to one month’s cost. Late and other fees are not eligible. Mobile home and lot rent are eligible. Assistance must guarantee that the resident will not be evicted for at least 30 days. Landlords and mortgage lenders must be willing to work with Geauga County Job and Family Services to accept payment.
Utility assistance is available for electric, gas, and water and sewer for payment in arrears or due within 10 days. Assistance is limited to one month’s cost and each utility can be paid one time. The program can also pay for a minimum delivery of bulk fuel.
To apply for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, or for additional information, call Geauga County Job and Family Services at 440-285-9141.