LMHA's Home to Stay rental assistance program extended (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
October 7th, 2020

From the Toledo Blade:

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has extended its Home to Stay program, which provides additional assistance to financially vulnerable residents, for another year in hopes of keeping people housed while the coronavirus pandemic continues and cold months lie ahead. 

The program, which is a partnership between LMHA, the Lucas County Department of Jobs and Family Services, and the Northwest Ohio Homeownership Development Association, allows eligible residents and families exiting homeless shelters to receive up to $1,200 to use for past rent that’s due and $1,000 in assistance toward a first month’s rent. 

The program, which has $139,000 to spend, is funded by the county. The extension of Home to Stay, which began as a pilot program, is for another year, expiring in September, 2021. 

“We need to be sensitive and we need to be always looking for ways to serve with a sense of compassion for the people,” Joaquin Cintron Vega, the housing authority’s chief executive officer and president, said Tuesday. “That’s why we’ve extended the waiver as it relates to evictions, that is why we have also authorized into consideration for the repayment agreement to  be more flexible. We are implementing things that can result in people not getting evicted.” 

Read the Toledo Blade's article "LMHA's Home to Stay rental assistance program extended," featuring the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.

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