Eviction Prevention 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
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
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
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
State of Ohio and Federal Benefits
Unemployment, SNAP (food stamps) or other benefits: https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.