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Summit County offering more rent, utility help for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 07:51:17-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Summit County is offering more assistance to residents who need help making their rent and utility payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The county received $16.1 million through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The money can be used to pay utilities and also any overdue rent payments after March 13, 2020.

Cooperation from applicants and landlords is required.

Landlords can start the application process on behalf of the tenants.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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