Housing Assistance Information

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OHFA is unable to offer direct assistance to individuals. OHFA encourages anyone facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19 to immediately contact the property owner or mortgage servicer (the company you send your mortgage payments to), to see if you qualify for payment relief.

Eviction Moratoriums

On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order extending the eviction moratorium to June 30, 2021. The Order continues to ban evictions for certain renters under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 264) and 42 CFR § 70.2.

As described in the Order, tenants qualifying as a "Covered Person" cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent when a declaration under the penalty of perjury is provided to their landlord. Residents who previously submitted a declaration should not be asked to resubmit and should have continued protections until June 30, 2021.

Much of the content of the September 4, 2020 original Order has been incorporated into the updated Order.

The Order does not relieve the tenants' obligation to pay rent, and tenants must continue to comply with terms under the lease. Nothing in the updated Order precludes the landlords from charging or collecting fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the tenants' inability to pay rent on a timely basis. Evictions unrelated to nonpayment of rent can still take place. Any State, local, Tribal, or territorial area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public health protection can supersede the updated CDC Order. To the extent any provision of the Order conflicts with prior Orders, the updated Order is controlling.

Read a summary of the order.

Read the order.

Download the Moratorium Declaration Form for tenants.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Federal Eviction Moratorium Database
Searchable database of multifamily and affordable properties covered by federal eviction moratoriums.

LAWO Eviction Moratorium Map for Ohio
Click on "Show Data" on the right side to scroll through jurisdictions alphabetically.

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