The Toledo Lucas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is closed to new applicants. The City of Toledo and its partners are currently working towards replenishing this program as efficiently as possible.

In the meantime, if you need assistance please reach out to our partners involved with TLCERAP. These organizations can provide other assistance to you or your neighbors.

Program Information


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 or during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.


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.

Other Assistance Programs


Home Relief Grant

Eligible Ohioans can receive assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities from the state of Ohio through Pathway Inc.

Apply now
City of Toledo

Water Bill Assistance

Apply for assistance programs to help eligible Toledoans pay off past due water, sewer, and stormwater balances.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households.

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