Updated October 28, 2020

APPLY FOR:

– Rental Assistance (April 1 – December 31, 2020)
– Utility Assistance: water, gas, electric, bulk fuel
– Eviction Assistance/Tenant Issues
– Driver’s License Reinstatement
– Criminal Record Issue

NOTICE: Requesting or Submitting an application for our services does not make you a client of the MVCAP Legal Clinic.

Eviction Prevention –
Help is Available

If you are a tenant struggling to pay rent, the Center for Disease Control issued a ban preventing your landlord from evicting you between September 4, 2020 to December 31, 2020 for failing to pay rent. To begin the help process, fill out an application for assistance and an eviction prevention declaration.

Downloadable Eviction Prevention Declaration:

Federal Eviction Ban Order: Explanation, Instructions, and Declaration (PDF)

Can I Sign the Declaration? INFO SHEET

Eviction Prevention Declaration (PDF)

Eviction Prevention Declaration (WORD)

Montgomery County Utility Relief Program 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Montgomery County is partnering with DP&L and Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, to give bill credits to residential customers who have had a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

If you’re a customer of DP&L and/or Vectren and you have an amount more than 30 days past due on your account, you could be eligible for a bill credit for that past due amount.

Eligibility requirements:

  • This program is for residential accounts only
  • The applicant must reside in Montgomery County, Ohio
  • The property’s service address must be in Montgomery County, Ohio
  • You must have a balance at least 30 days past due on your bill(s)
  • These credits can only cover charges billed on or after March 1, 2020

WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM


Darke, Greene, Montgomery, and Preble Counties

Additional information will be available on November 2, 2020

RENTERS

You should pay your rent if you can!

Do you need assistance paying rent?

Eviction Prevention –
Help is Available

If you are a tenant struggling to pay rent, the Center for Disease Control issued a ban preventing your landlord from evicting you between September 4, 2020 to December 31, 2020 for failing to pay rent. To begin the help process, fill out an application for assistance and an eviction prevention declaration.

Federal Eviction Ban Order: Explanation, Instructions, and Declaration (PDF)

Can I Sign the Declaration? INFO SHEET

Eviction Prevention Declaration (PDF)

Eviction Prevention Declaration (WORD)

Instructions:

1. Add your name, address, and your landlords name and email address to the Declaration document, sign, and the declaration.

2. If you complete the document online or from your phone, type your signature using /s/ before your name. Example:    /s/ Tina Tenant

3. Make a copy of your signed declaration

4. Email, send via U.S. Mail, or hand deliver this signed declaration to your Landlord in a way that allows you to get proof that the landlord received it.

5. All adults who have signed your lease must provide a separate declaration.

HOMEOWNERS

You should pay your mortgage if you can!

If you cannot pay your mortgage, call your mortgage servicer and let them know that your employment or income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most servicers are offering at least a six-month forbearance of mortgage payments, allowing a temporary suspension of payments until homeowners are able to return to work. Foreclosures have been suspended for at least 60 days for government insured mortgages.

The HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton has funds to help local homeowners who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mortgage Assistance Program helps homeowners to catch up on their mortgage and ultimately avoid foreclosure.

Learn More

DROP BOX APPLICATIONS

Customers may submit applications and required documents via drop box at the following Montgomery, Greene, Darke and Preble County Locations:

Dayton – 719 S. Main Street
Xenia – 469 Dayton Avenue
Greenville – 1230 Adrien Avenue
Eaton – 308 Eaton-Lewisburg Road

Drop Off Times: 

8am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

The drop boxes are safe and secure. They are located in the lobby at each location. Documents are retrieved each day.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Please call our Legal Clinic at 937-341-5000 Ext 904 if you are experiencing legal barriers to employment such as needing assistance with reinstating your driver’s license, sealing a criminal record or applying for a certificate of qualification for employment.

EMPLOYMENT

If your employment has been affected, visit
Unemployment.Ohio.Gov to apply for benefits.

Additional Information and Resources

If you have questions about how to protect yourself and prepare for COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health can provide answers.

Visit their website or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH. ODH staffers are available Monday –Sunday from 9am – 8pm.