AKRON, Ohio – Summit County is anticipated to supply a second spherical of lease, mortgage and utility help for residents struggling financially as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
County Government Ilene Shapiro is slated to introduce laws to County Council on Monday to allocate $5 million in federal CARES Act funding for lease and mortgage funds, and $1 million for utility funds.
If the laws is permitted by council, residents might submit functions from eight a.m. on Sept. 21 to four p.m. on Sept. 28 at http://summitcountycares.org or by calling 211.
The primary iteration of the lease and mortgage help program launched in June and a pair of,915 candidates had been permitted, in accordance with the county. Seventy-six p.c of candidates requested rental help, and 20% had obtained an eviction discover. The typical request for lease and mortgage help was between $1,920 and $3,024. About 80% of candidates had been Akron residents.
As of Sept. 14, slightly below $2 million in lease and mortgage funds have been distributed, and $739,000 has been paid for gasoline, electrical, water, sewer and trash payments, the county stated. The county allotted $7.5 million for the primary spherical of this system.
“Once we launched this program, we knew there was a necessity for lease and mortgage help, and the response was overwhelming,” Shapiro stated in an announcement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity in our neighborhood for native authorities to be the stopgap for thus many people and entities who’re struggling.”
Summit County continues to distribute the remaining funds to landlords and banks, with help from organizations together with United Approach of Summit and Medina, the Battered Girls’s Shelter, Mustard Seed Growth Middle, Honest Housing Contact Service, Inc. and Group Authorized Help Providers, Inc.
Summit County has used its CARES Act cash for: $7.eight million in small business emergency relief grants, $1 million for a minority contractor aid program, $1.four million for COVID-19 neighborhood testing, $11.5 million in lease and mortgage help, $2 million in utility help, $17.eight million in payroll help for native municipalities and $6.5 million to expand Fairlawn’s high-speed internet network to be used in Summit County and Metropolis of Akron municipal buildings that conduct felony justice hearings.
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