New relief for the citizens of Lorain County!
LORAIN COUNTY DEPT. OF JOBS & FAMILY SERVICES
TIM CARRION, DIRECTOR
42485 NORTH RIDGE ROAD – ELYRIA OH 44035-1057
440-323-5726/440-244-4150 FAX: 440-323-3422
January 29, 2021
Lorain County Jobs and Family Services (JFS) is excited to partner with the Lorain County Board of Commissioners to provide emergency rental and utilities assistance to local families in need.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) will provide support for rent and rent in arrears as well as utilities payments to include electric, gas, water, sewer and trash removal.
An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:
1. Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income,
incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19:(awaiting
clarification from the funder)
2. Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and
3. Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.
The tentative roll out date for the ERA Program is February 8, 2021. You can contact us via email at RentalAssistance@JFS.Ohio.Gov or phone at 440-284-4423. Please leave your name and phone number and we will reach out after 2/8/21 to collect the details needed to qualify a household for assistance.
Also look for updates on our website, www.LCJFS.com and on the Lorain County Job and Family Services Facebook Page.