COVID-19 Assistance and Information
Updated June 1, 2020

In-Person Appointments Will Not Be Available Until Further Notice.

Weatherization, VITA, Micro-Enterprise, Computer Learning, Getting Ahead and Transportation Services have been temporarily suspended.

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RENTERS

You should pay your rent if you can!

Most evictions have been suspended, and therefore requests for rent assistance will not be processed at this time.

City of Dayton eviction proceedings are suspended until May 31, 2020.

If you are concerned about being evicted during this time, click here for available resources.

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.

UTILITIES

Our priority is assisting customers who currently have any utilities disconnected (gas, electric, and/or water). We are still assisting customers who need to reverify their PIPP.

If your water was shut off in 2020:

  • Call your local water department to have your water reconnected.  Your water will not be automatically reconnected – you must call.
  • All reconnection fees will be waived.

If your water was shut off in 2019:

DP&L and Vectren will not disconnect services until further notice.The Winter Reconnect Order has been extended to May 1, 2020.

Click Here to see all of Governor DeWine’s Public Health Orders.

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

Please contact the proper department before dropping off your documents:

HEAP/PIPP – 937-341-5000 (ext. 902)
Emergency Services -937-341-5000 (ext. 903)
Legal Clinic – 937-341-5000 (ext. 904)

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 web site or 1-833-4-ASK-ODH. ODH staffers are available Monday –Sunday from 9am – 8pm.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

It is my absolute hope that you are all doing well and are safe as we continue navigating through the depths and uncertainties of our nation in relation to COVID-19. With the “Stay-at-Home” order still in effect and continuing throughout the month of April, processes and services within organizations have been revamped or discontinued. To accommodate and meet the needs of our customers, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership is working diligently to provide the community with support and hope during this difficult time. Additionally, Community Action Partnership urges all of our partners and customers to follow the guidelines for safe practices that will help in slowing the spread of COVID-19. It is critical that we all do our part to stay healthy and to keep those around us as safe as possible.

Moving forward, MVCAP is in the process of building a system to work with customers who are affected by COVID-19 and respond to the resulting economic crisis in the community. Services will include rental assistance, utilities, mortgage payments, emergency needs, legal services, and programs to address food insecurity. Most recently, the federal supplemental $1 Billion CARES Act funds will be distributed to the states to aid individuals and families with annual incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). The look-back period to determine income eligibility will also be reduced from 90 days to 30 days. As we strive to reopen the Agency while protecting the health safety of our customers and our staff, we will continue to provide updates and information on what services will be available and how our agency will function in the months ahead. We are expecting these funds to be available within the next few weeks and are working with our partners to discern the needs of our community and how best to meet them over an extended period of time.

 

During this dire period, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership will not be conducting any face-to-face appointments. However, MVCAP continues to provide essential services remotely to support the safety and well-being of our customers and to ensure that customers basic needs are met.

Lisa B. Stempler
President & CEO