Friday, November 6, 2009

Emergency Rent/Mortgage Assistance Provided by Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) is accepting applications for emergency rent/mortgage assistance. Limited funds are available to Summit County residents who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and have suffered a job loss or a reduction of hours within the previous six months of request for assistance or if the client is currently homeless.

Reduced hours must equal 20% of hours worked or if homeless must be referred by a shelter or other human service organization (i.e. Salvation Army, Battered Women’s Shelter or Haven of Rest, etc.) This one-time payment made directly to the landlord or mortgage holder and is limited to one month’s rent payment not to exceed $700 or one month’s mortgage payment not to exceed $1,000 (principal and interest only). Program ends when funds have been exhausted. For appointment information residents may call (330) 253-8806.

ASCA has provided rent/mortgage assistance since 1983 with Emergency Food and Shelter funding through United Way of Summit County, assisting more than 250 households annually. A condition for payment is that the landlord or mortgage holder must agree to delay eviction or foreclosure for at least 30 days.

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