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Money Is Available To Help Ohioans In Danger Of Being Evicted


The federal moratorium that prevented landlords from evicting renters during the pandemic has now expired.

Marcus Roth with COHHIO, the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, said it is still too early to tell how many Ohioans might now be evicted since the moratorium has been lifted. But he adds help is available to prevent people from being forced to leave their homes

“Everybody can get their back rent paid off up to 12 months and even up to three months going forward so there really isn’t a good reason for someone to be getting evicted during a pandemic right now since there is so much assistance available," Roth said.

Roth said many low-income renters who are eligible for the money don’t know about it and others have not been able to figure out how to access it.

The program is administered differently in different areas but Roth said, in most areas, local community action agencies can help low-income Ohioans who need rent assistance. A list of emergency rental assistance for each Ohio county is available on COHHIO's website.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.