Eviction Prevention Resources

Legal Resources

Akron Municipal Court Kiosk Self-Help Center

Legal information provided to anyone with a civil municipal court issues, open 24/7

Located at Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center - 217 S. High Street in Downtown Akron (kiosks are located near the main entrance and mezzanine)

Community Legal Aid

Legal information, advice, and representation for qualifying clients

Get started: https://www.communitylegalaid.org

Akron Bar Association

Phone: (330) 253-5007

Website: https://www.akronbar.org

Municipal Court Online Dispute Resolution

You may be able to resolve your case online. You will need to know the name, email, and address of the other party. You can chat with the other party, share documents, and sign agreements online. This service is secure, free to use, and may eliminate the need to appear in court. Parties are expected to appear at court if no agreement is signed and filed. This is available for Evictions and Small Claims cases.

Get started: https://www.courtinnovations.com/OHAKMC

University of Akron Legal Clinic

Phone: (330) 972-7751

Akron Fair Housing

Phone: (330) 376-6191

Website: https://wwww.fairhousingakron.org

Financial Assistance (Last updated September 16, 2021)

United Way 211

Assistance may be available based on your neighborhood, senior status, disability, and other factors.

Get started: Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211summit.org

Veterans Service Commission

Military personnel, the widows or spouses of an honorably discharged or separated veterans, and other immediate family members may qualify for emergency rental assistance.

Phone: (330) 643-2830

Website: www.vscsummitoh.us/financial-assistance/

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA)

This State of Ohio, public government agency can provide low income and subsidized housing to qualified low income individuals and families.

They can also refer individuals to such programs as section 8 housing in Ohio and the federal government stimulus created Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing.

Phone: (330) 762-9631

Website: www.akronhousing.org/

State of Ohio and Federal Benefits

Unemployment, SNAP (food stamps) or other benefits: https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/

Child tax credit: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/advance-child-tax-credit-payments-in-2021

Stimulus: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

City of Akron Lower My Bill (Includes Utility Discount Programs)

Emergency funding is available to eligible City of Akron residents who are having difficulty paying their Akron Utility Bill and are delinquent. This program is made possible through generous donations from customers, city employees and community partners. 

Website: https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/site/d9821b57e5ebaabe/index.html

Akron Public Schools' Project RISE

Project RISE is a program through Akron Public Schools that assists  students/families in the district who are experiencing homelessness or have been displaced from their current housing situation. Project RISE provides many supports including tutoring for students living in shelters, transportation assistance to help students get to school, school enrollment assistance and uniform referrals.

Website: https://www.akronschools.com/programs/help_for_homeless_students___project_rise

Summit County Department of Jobs and Family Services

For people who have experienced a temporary crisis or financial hardship, this non-profit may be able to help. They provide resources and support services for the low income and people struggling in emergency situations. Some of the assistance programs offered include help with paying rent, eviction prevention services and assistance, legal aid, counseling, and help for other bills and debts.

Phone: (330) 643-8200

Website: https://www.summitdjfs.org/

Summit County Cares

Summit County Cares is the front door for various government funded assistance designed to help keep families and individuals living in Summit County, Ohio housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summit County Cares is a partnership of local government and community organizations.

You may apply for assistance for past due balances for rent of your primary residence and electric, gas, water/sewer.

To qualify, you must be resident of Summit, a member of the household that has been financially affected by Covid-19, and a gross income at or below 80% of the Area Median Guidelines.

Phone: 2-1-1

Website: https://www.summitcountycares.org

Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland

Financial assistance for individuals facing eviction or struggling with rent and utilities, as well as support in the form of bus tickets or grocery gift cards to cover daily necessities.

Phone: (330) 762-7481

Website: www.ccdocle.org/programs/emergency-financial-assistance

Community Action Akron Summit

Community Action Akron Summit offers rent, mortgage and utility assistance to eligible Summit County residents impacted by COVID-19.

Phone: (330) 762-7481

Website: https://www.ca-akron.org/

Disclaimer: This information is meant to be for educational purposes only; it is not intended to be legal advice. If you have questions about how this information applies, please consult an attorney.