Rent Relief Still Available

Apply for rent and utility funding with Talbert House and JFS

Rent and Utility Relief Program

Hamilton County Commissioners have allocated funding from their portion of federal CARES Act dollars to help Hamilton County renters stay in their homes and keep the lights on during the COVID-19-pandemic. The Hamilton County CARES Rent and Utility Relief Program provides short term assistance to renters who live in Hamilton County and can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Currently Talbert House and Hamilton County Job and Family Services are accepting applications. 
 
The County will pay up to $5,000 for rent and utilities for households at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. 

Number of People in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6
Max Income 80% of Area Median Income  $48,350 $55,250 $62,150 $63,050 $74,600 $80,100
Number of People in Household Max Income 80% of Area Median Income 
1 $48,350
2 $55,250
3 $62,150
4 $63,050
5 $74,600
6 $80,100

 

How to Apply

To apply, Hamilton County renters can contact:

Talbert House
     https://www.talberthouse.org/
     (513) 338-8596 (24-hour Housing Hotline), (513) 281-CARE
     RAP@talberthouse.org

HCJFS
Applicants should complete the CARES Act Rent and Utility Assistance Program Form, filling out all information, using great detail in explaining how COVID-19 has impacted them financially. HCJFS has a devoted line for CARES application inquiries (phone or text) - (513) 207-4954.

If an applicant is requesting rent the following is needed:
-Vendor form completed by landlord/mortgage holder (download vendor form)
-Some sort of income documentation (pay stubs, unemployment statement, etc)
-Statement showing amount currently owed for rent/mortgage

If an applicant is requesting utilities the following is needed:
-Utility bill including amount owed, account number, name and address on account
-Some sort of income documentation (pay stubs, unemployment statement, etc.)

If you have already applied, please know our partner agencies are working hard to get through all of the applications as quickly as possible.

Posted on 01/13/2021