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New program helps Summit County residents pay rent, mortgages or utilities amid pandemic

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Mar 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 21:06:21-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Summit County residents in need of assistance with their rent, mortgage or utilities now have support with the rollout of a new program called “Summit County Cares.”

The new program, which launches Monday, will allow eligible residents to apply for financial assistance with past due balances for household expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application process takes around 15 minutes or less and is open to all Summit County residents who meet the guidelines of eligibility.

During the application process, residents will be required to provide the following information:

1. Information for applicant

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Current phone number
  • Valid email address

2. Information for ALL additional household members

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number

3. Gross income sources and amounts for ALL household members

4. Rent or mortgage current payment and delinquent amounts

5. Landlord or mortgage company information:

  • Contact person name
  • Company name
  • Address
  • Current phone number
  • Valid email address

6. Utility information

  • Utility company name
  • Account number
  • Person’s name listed on the bill

To learn more or to apply for assistance beginning Monday, March 8, click here.