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Water, energy, utility, rent, mortgage, and property tax assistance for Hamilton County residents

 

Help to pay Duke bills, help with the electric bill, or energy utility assistance

Financial assistance to avoid water and sewer shut off

Mortgage assistance or help paying your mortgage in Hamilton County

Assistance for past due Hamilton County property tax bills

 

The Hamilton County Rent, Mortgage, Property Tax & Utility Program helps income-eligible residents to pay past due water, sewer and energy utility bills, rent, mortgages and property taxes.

How to apply for Hamilton County Rent, Mortgage, Property Tax and Water, Sewer and Energy Utility Assistance

Complete the online application, attach all necessary verifications, sign the form electronically and submit the application as instructed. Applicants will be contacted via e-mail and phone to complete eligibility determination and processing of applications.

 

A virtual agent is available at the bottom of each page for immediate answers. Call United Way 211 or email [email protected] for assistance completing the application and more information.

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Hamilton County Restarts Rent and Utility Assistance Program

 

Hamilton County Commissioners voted to accept $12 million in federal emergency rent and utility relief funding to effectively relaunch the program paused in July as the County awaited additional funding. Starting Monday, November 21, Hamilton County Job and Family Services will accept applications from County renters.

 

Funds may be used to pay up to 15 months’ rent (twelve past due and three future) and utilities for eligible renters at or below 80% of the Area Median Income who experienced a financial impact due to COVID.

 

Eligibility for Hamilton County Rent and Utility Assistance

  • Past-due rent
  • Household income at or below 80% FPL
  • An active and accessible email address

 

Maximum Allowable Income and 80% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Number of People in Household123456
Max Income$47,850$54,650$61,500$68,300$73,800$79,250

 

 

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Eligibility for Hamilton County Mortgage, Property Tax and Water, Sewer and Energy Utility Assistance

  • Owner-occupied residence is located in Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Past-due mortgage, property tax, water/sewer and/or utility bills
  • Household income at or below 300% FPL
  • An active and accessible email address
  • Applicants must have an established connection to the property and be their primary residence (second homes, rental properties, Airbnb, and other similar housing types are not eligible for assistance)

 

Maximum Allowable Income and 300% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Number of People in Household123456
Max Income$40,770$54,930$69,090$83,250$97,410$111,570

Hamilton County Mortgage and Property Tax Assistance

  • Funds may be used to pay up to six months of past-due mortgage payments dating back to March 1, 2020
  • Mortgage payments will be made directly to the mortgage servicer
  • Property tax payments will be made directly to the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office

 

Hamilton County Water, Sewer and Energy Utility Assistance

  • Funds may be used to pay up to six months of past-due water, sewer and energy utility bills dating back to March 1, 2020, and up to three months of future bills incurred by the applicant
  • Water, sewer and energy utility payments will be made to the utility

 

Required Documents for Hamilton County Rent, Mortgage, Property Tax and Water, Sewer and Energy Utility Assistance

Requirements for rent, mortgage, property tax and water, sewer and energy utility assistance and payments in Hamilton County:

  • An active and accessible email address
  • Current income documentation (pay stub, tax return, unemployment statement)
  • Water, sewer and/or energy utility bill showing name, address, account number and amount past due
  • Statement from landlord or mortgage holder showing name, address, account number and amount past due
  • Statement from the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office name, address and amount past due

 

 

 

About the Hamilton County Rent, Mortgage, Property Tax and Water, Sewer and Energy Utility Assistance

Hamilton County is assisting renters and homeowners in avoiding utility shutoffs and foreclosure. Funds are distributed by the application process described in this communication. The program will run until the funds are exhausted.

 

 

Are you looking for additional assistance? Check out these mortgage, rent, and utility assistance programs, shelter, and home repair services.

 

 

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

 

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  1. To whom this may concern my name is Glenda Rainey and I was under the impression that I could fill out an application for tenants utility payments?, I’m on a fixed income and I also work a part-time job to make ends meet but recently I’ve had to have 2 procedures done in one week and it kinda put me behind I’m not complaining but asking for a little help Thank you

    1. We invite you to contact the Community Action Agency to learn about their utility relief programs. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for visiting our website. Hopefully, a location on this page can assist you or refer you to other agencies who may have funding.

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