COVID-19 Emergency Renter Assistance Fund depleted at NeighborWorks Toledo Region
This comes as organizations worry about more people going homeless and being forced to sleep on the streets of the community.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Effective Dec. 2, 2020, new applications for the city of Toledo’s federally funded COVID-19 Emergency Renter Assistance Fund (ERAF) program will not be accepted by NeighborWorks Toledo Region. Previously submitted incomplete applications will not be processed due to depletion of funding of the grant at NeighborWorks.
578 Toledo residents who experienced COVID-19-related job and income loss have received emergency rental assistance through the city of Toledo’s partnership with NeighborWorks and Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio.
Toledo residents experiencing COVID-19-related job and income loss, who are in need of emergency rental assistance, may still contact Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, for city of Toledo ERAF assistance, or Pathway Toledo, regarding the Home Relief Emergency Services Program that it operates.
The Emergency Renter Assistance Fund program was launched earlier this year by the Kapszukiewicz administration along with the Emergency Microenterprise Recovery Grant to aid in the economic recovery of micro-enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19, and the Home at Last program to assist qualified homebuyers.
The City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods allocates federal funds for a number of programs to assist residents. Information on the Home Loan Rehab Program can be found here, and information on the Lead Paint Remediation Program can be found here.