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Can I Be Evicted in Ohio?

COVID-19 Eviction Suspensions & Free Eviction Resources for Ohio

By October 2020, one in five (or more) Americans, as many as 23 million (or more), may be facing eviction. We've searched the Internet to collect the best eviction defense and housing assistance resources.
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Best Covid19 resources for consumers on the web
 
NCLC: State and Federal COVID-19 Consumer Protections Programs

Updated: 2020-09-04 by

July 1, 2021 update

How do I apply for emergency rental assistance?

You apply through your local emergency rental assistance (ERA) program. Each local program has some flexibility in how they set up policies and procedures to suit the needs of their local community. For example, in some areas, you can apply for rental assistance yourself. In other areas, landlords need to submit an application first. To find rental assistance in your area and learn how to apply, visit

 

CDC Eviction order

March 29, 2021 update

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended* the residential eviction ban put in place under its original September 4th, 2020 order**,  until at least June 30, 2021.

*   New order, signed March 28, 2021

** Original Order:  Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 

December 28,2020 update

Congress and has passed, and the president has signed, a new Covid relief bill which extends this ban until Jan 31, 2021, and establishes a $25 billion rental assistance program to help families pay their rent.

[For more on the CDC eviction ban click here.]

Ohio Eviction Resources

We've searched the Internet to collect the best eviction defense and housing assistance resources. Here's what we found.

Best Web Resources on Ohio Coronavirus Eviction Information

Here's the best info on evictions that we've found on the Internet for surviving the COVID-19 economic challenges.

Ohio Legal Aid Office: Ohio Legal Aid

Browse the website for Ohio’s legal aid office, for the latest on covid 19 eviction help.

Ohio’s Legal Aid office offers help on evictions.

Ohio Eviction Law:

Nolo provides a detailed state specific description of the eviction process in Ohio. You can also search the web for eviction law in Ottawa County, or Ohio.

HUD - 50-State Specific Covid Information for Housing

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers free links to local housing resources in Ohio.

HUD Resources for Ohio

JustShelter.org Community Resources for Ohio

Just Shelter has organized links 600+ organizations working hard to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness around the nation. Here's there info for Ohio

NCLC Free Book on Surving Debt

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has made free their excellent book on "Surviving Debt" during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Chapter 20 Evictions
    • This chapter of the book explains in detail your legal options when facing eviction. 
    • Often your best option when faced with an eviction is to buy yourself enough time to find alternate housing that is both affordable and adequate, with minimal disruption to your life. This chapter offers defenses to evictions that can buy you some time.

ProPublica

Other good Sources (via NCLC)

Analysis of CARES ACT Eviction Protections: The National Housing Law Center has issued an analysis of federal and state eviction suspensions.

Self-help and advocate eviction pleadings and forms: Go to lawhelpinteractive.org, click on the state on the map and search for self-represented or advocate materials. If there are forms available, you will be referred to the LSC-approved or court-approved websites where all forms are listed. Some states also have eviction expungement forms.

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has a listing of enacted and pending state and local actions related to evictions.

Regional Housing Legal Services has an updated list of tenant protections during the emergency.

The Eviction Lab also has detailed state-by-state listings regarding renter protections during the emergency.

50 State Google Doc Tracks Eviction Moratoria in all states

A state-by-state list of eviction moratoria is now published by the National Housing Law Project, researched by students at Columbia and University of Pennsylvania. It includes 24 categories of information concerning eviction for each state.

Other good Sources (via NCLC)

Analysis of CARES ACT Eviction Protections: The National Housing Law Center has issued an analysis of federal and state eviction suspensions, “Enforcing Eviction Moratoria: Guidance for Advocates” (Apil. 3, 2020).

Self-help and advocate eviction pleadings and forms: Go to lawhelpinteractive.org, click on the state on the map and search for self-represented or advocate materials. If there are forms available, you will be referred to the LSC-approved or court-approved websites where all forms are listed. Some states also have eviction expungement forms.

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has a listing of enacted and pending state and local actions related to evictions.

Regional Housing Legal Services has an updated list of tenant protections during the emergency.

The Eviction Lab also has detailed state-by-state listings regarding renter protections during the emergency.

 

 

Best Covid19 resources for consumers on the web
 
NCLC: State and Federal COVID-19 Consumer Protections Programs

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Useful Web Resources

50 State COVID-19 Eviction Moratoria by State
docs.google.com

This spreadsheet documents the court, gubernatorial, and legislative COVID-19 actions taken throughout the United States that affect eviction and foreclosure cases at the state level

NCLC list of State COVID-19 Limitations on Foreclosures and Evictions
library.nclc.org

This article, which will be updated as developments warrant, lists actions Congress, governors, federal and state agencies, and businesses are taking to protect consumers in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Eviction Moratorium Maps - Regional Housing Legal Services
www.rhls.org

Surviving Debt: Free book from NCLC
library.nclc.org

This consumer guide, published by NCLC, Surviving Debt is available to all for free during the COVID-19 emergency.

Can I Be Evicted During Coronavirus?
projects.propublica.org

HUD Information for Ohio
www.hud.gov

The Federal Housing Authority's State by State resource page for Ohio

Housing Assistance Agencies in Ohio
www.hud.gov

A listing of county and City housing agencies in Ohio

Homeless Resources in Ohio
www.hud.gov

A listing of county and City homeless resources in Ohio

Rental Help For Ohio
www.hud.gov

Subsidized Apartments HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you. Search for a subsidized apartment Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). PHAs in Ohio Links to PHA websites Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used. Need advice? Contact a housing counseling agency Other Ohio Resources Local tenant rights, laws and protections Help with your utility bills Find units for rent in rural Ohio Independent living centers - for seniors and people with disabilities Ohio Housing Finance Authority - resources for housing education and programs Search for Federal Tax Credit rental housing

Official CDC Tenant Declaration PDF
www.cdc.gov

The official PDF issued by the CDC. Any form with this language will work.

COVID-19 Eviction Forms
www.covid19evictionforms.com

The latest project from the fine folks at A2J (Access to Justice), using technology to promote law for all.

State and Local Rental Assistance
nlihc.org

The Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance program has made $46.55 billion available to help renters struggling to pay rent or utilities. States (including the District of Columbia), territories, tribal governments or tribally designated housing entities

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