The Toledo Lucas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TLCERAP) will assist eligible households with up to 12 months of assistance, including current and future rent, past due rent, late fees, new renter fees, security deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Applications must be submitted online. The landlord or tenant may initiate the application for assistance. There is no cost to apply.

The portal will be open for landlords only May 13 - May 27, 2021. Landlords and tenants may apply beginning May 28.

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Application Assistance

Residents who need help completing their application for the Toledo-Lucas County Rental Assistance Program can attend one of multiple meetings scheduled throughout the city through Sept. 1.

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, August 3, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.West Toledo Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Tuesday, August 3, 20214 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 4, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Toledo Urban Credit Union, 1441 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Wednesday, August 4, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 4, 20211p.m. - 4 p.m.West Toledo Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Thursday, August 5, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.West Toledo Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Friday, August 6, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.West Toledo Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Friday, August 6, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Toledo Urban Credit Union, 1441 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Monday, August 9, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Monday, August 9, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Tuesday, August 10, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Seaway Market, 1707 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608
Tuesday, August 10, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Tuesday, August 10, 20214 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 11, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 11, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Thursday, August 12, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Thursday, August 12, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Seaway Market, 1707 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608
Friday, August 13, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
Monday, August 16, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608
Monday, August 16, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Monday, August 16, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Seaway Market, 1707 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608
Tuesday, August 17, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608
Tuesday, August 17, 20214 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 18, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 18, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608
Wednesday, August 18, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Seaway Market, 1707 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608
Thursday, August 19, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608
Friday, August 20, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608
Friday, August 20, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Seaway Market, 1707 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608
Monday, August 23, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave., Toledo, OH 43605
Monday, August 23, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Tuesday, August 24, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave., Toledo, OH 43605
Tuesday, August 24, 20214 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 25, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, August 25, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave., Toledo, OH 43605
Thursday, August 26, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave., Toledo, OH 43605
Friday, August 27, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.Birmingham Library, 203 Paine Ave., Toledo, OH 43605
Monday, August 30, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.South Branch, 1736 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43609
Monday, August 30, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Tuesday, August 31, 20213 p.m. - 6 p.m.South Branch, 1736 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43609
Tuesday August 31, 20214 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.The Tabernacle Church, 531 Pinewood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, September 1, 202110 a.m. - 1 p.m.MLK Kitchen for the Poor, 650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604
Wednesday, September 1, 20211 p.m. - 4 p.m.South Branch, 1736 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43609

Program Information

Eligibility

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

  • Rents an eligible residential unit in the City of Toledo or Lucas County, Ohio.
  • The resident must have a valid and current lease signed by both landlord and tenant or other documentation supporting the existence of a rental relationship.
  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Fall below the maximum household income requirement.

Eligible Household Maximum Income

Income maximums are set at 80% of HUD area median income. These income limits were updated on June 1, 2021.

Household Size Max Annual Income Max Monthly Income
1 $39,450 $3,288
2 $45,050 $3,754
3 $50,700 $4,225
4 $56,300 $4,692
5 $60,850 $5,071
6 $65,350 $5,446
7 $69,850 $5,821
8 $74,350 $6,196

Landlord Requirements

An applicant's landlord also must complete certain requirements in order to be eligible:

  • Submission of a valid W-9 for TLCERAP rental assistance payment to property owner
  • Rent roll or confirmation of rental arrears
  • Confirmation that property is located in the City of Toledo or Lucas County, Ohio
  • Agreement not to evict tenant for the period of TLCERAP assistance.
  • Reading, execution and submittal of full TLCERAP Terms and Conditions.

Ineligibility

Applicants will be considered ineligible for TLCERAP program if the applicant:

  • is above the income maximum.
  • lives outside of Lucas County.
  • occupies a property owned by relatives.