Toledo-Lucas County Rental Assistance Program Application Period Closing

Friday, August 27, 2021

The deadline to apply for the Toledo-Lucas County Rental Assistance Program is Sept. 1.

Toledo and Lucas County were allocated $11,507,996 in federal funding for direct rental assistance to benefit income-eligible tenants. More than $2.2 million has already been disbursed toward rent and utility payments. There are more than 1,900 completed applications in various stages of review, and more than 4,000 additional submitted applications in progress.

Residents who wish to apply must do so by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The joint city-county program was launched to assist renters impacted by COVID-19. The program details can be found at Applications will only be accepted online via the Neighborly TLCERAP Software portal, which is also posted at

The program is collaborating with Toledo Municipal Court by reviewing daily eviction filings of applicants who are in court facing eviction to expedite their applications for assistance.

There are in-person meetings through Sept. 1 for residents who need assistance completing the application. The meetings are as follows:

  • Friday, August 27, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave.
  • Monday, August 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., South Branch, 1736 Broadway
  • Monday, August 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St.
  • Tuesday, August 31, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., South Branch, 1736 Broadway
  • Tuesday August 31, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., South Branch, 1736 Broadway

The program assists low- to moderate-income households in the city and county with up to 12 months emergency rental assistance. That may include payment for current and future rent, past due rent, late fees, new renter fees, security deposits, and utility deposits and payments. During the period of approved rental assistance, beneficiaries will be encouraged to meet regularly with a financial opportunity center coach. Emergency rental assistance payments will be issued directly to the landlord or, if the landlord declines to actively participate, directly to the tenant recipient. Only one application per unit is eligible. The landlord or tenant may initiate the application for assistance.

Applicants must be the named landlord and tenant per the lease agreement. Multifamily units, duplexes, and single-family residential units rented, owned, and operated by an individual or corporate landlord are eligible.