Second Free Homeowner Assistance Expo in Hamilton County
After a successful first expo in May, the Second Homeowner Assistance Expo was held on June 06 at the Community Action Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio to connect homeowners affected by the Covid-10 pandemics. The officials at Hamilton County informed hundreds of struggling homeowners of the resources available to help them pay home repairs, mortgage, taxes, or utility bills.
“We are excited to bring resources directly to the community,” Hamilton County Treasurer Jill Schiller said. “The pandemic hit hard for a lot of homeowners. It’s important that people know there’s assistance out there to help keep people in their homes.”
Numerous programs have already been made available to households affected by COVID-19 by Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. One of these is the Mortgage, Property Tax, and Utility Relief Program, which assists homeowners in avoiding foreclosure by covering the mortgage, property tax, and/or utility payments. Residents who earn at or below 65 percent of the area median income are assisted by the program. Applications are available at https://erap.hcjfs.org or at www.513Relief.org.
“We’re blown away by the number of people who showed up at our last event in May. There were hundreds of people we helped within two hours, so we are really looking forward to making this a more regular event. Obviously, the need is there and so we want to provide the help.” said Schiller for WLWT.
The participating organizations in the second Homeowner Assistance Expo include Community Action Agency, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Pro Seniors, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Working in Neighborhoods, Hamilton County Job & Family Services, and People Working Cooperatively.