Geauga County Job and Family Services has received funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter
Program to assist Geauga County residents with rent, mortgage and utility payments. Households with
income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty level may apply by phone for this assistance.
Rent or mortgage payments in arrears or due within 10 days are eligible. Applicants must be living in the
home and assistance is limited to one month’s cost. Late and other fees are not eligible. Mobile home
and lot rent are eligible. Assistance must guarantee that the resident will not be evicted for at least 30
days. Landlords and mortgage lenders must be willing to work with Geauga County Job and Family
Services to accept payment.
Utility assistance is available for electric, gas, and water and sewer for payment in arrears or due within
10 days. Assistance is limited to one month’s cost and each utility can be paid one time. The program
can also pay for a minimum delivery of bulk fuel.
To apply for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, or for additional information, call Geauga County
Job and Family Services at 440-285-9141.