Emergency rental and utility assistance

Clermont County residents who have fallen behind on rent and utility payments due to the pandemic can get financial help.

The Board of County Commissioners has approved a Clermont County Job and Family Services’ contact with Clermont County Community Services to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Fund. Clermont County received $6.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for renters through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

This program covers rental payments that are late and overdue as well as utility payments, including gas, electric, fuel oil, trash removal, and water and sewer.

Applicants must have filed their taxes this year, as their 1040 will be used to verify income eligibility. They must have been unemployed due to COVID-19 or experienced a reduction in income due to the pandemic.

Eligible renter households may receive up to 12 months of past due payment assistance with direct payments made to the landlords and utility providers. Landlords may apply on behalf of the renter with their consent.

Clermont County residents may apply by emailing Support@CCCSI.org or by going to www.CCCSI.org .

April 7, 2021 Update:

Federal guidelines have expanded for the program that helps those having trouble paying rent and utilities due to the pandemic. For those who have applied, please be sure to complete your paperwork.
How does the program work?
• The program was designed to assist Clermont County households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Eligible renter households may receive up to 12 months of past due payment assistance and three months of future rental payments with direct payments made to the landlords and utility providers.
• Landlords may apply on behalf of the renter with their consent. Funding expires on Sept. 30, 2022.
• The program covers rental payments that are late and overdue including late fees as well as utility payments, including gas, electric, fuel oil, trash removal, internet service and water and sewer.
How is eligibility determined?
• Income eligible, under 80% area median income (Area median income for a family of one is $48,350; family of four is $69,050.)
• Income will be determined through a copy of the 2020 1040 tax form, pay stubs and/or a self-declaration form.
• Must be COVID-19 related
Can landlords apply on behalf of the renter?
• Yes. If eligible, assistance may be granted for rent and utilities.
How do I make an application?
• Email support@cccsi.org for an application
• Visit: Clermont County Community Services, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103
How was this program started?
• On Feb. 10, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Clermont County Job and Family Services’ contact with Clermont County Community Services to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Fund. Clermont County received $6.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for renters through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.