Residential Rent Assistance Program | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Residential Rent Assistance Program

Lakewood Residential Rent Assistance Program

If you are a Lakewood resident who is having trouble paying rent as a result of COVID-19, you may qualify for rental assistance if you meet the program’s eligibility guidelines.  To assist in the administration of this program, the City of Lakewood has formed partnerships with Lakewood Community Services Center (LCSC) and CHN Housing Partners.

The primary considerations in determining your eligibility are based on the number of persons in your household (number of people living together regardless of relationship) and the combined current annual income of those same people that are living together.  Depending on your answers to these two items, applications for rental assistance can be submitted to either LCSC or CHN Housing Partners.  If you are not sure, please contact CHN Housing Partners for assistance.  Website links and phone numbers are provided in the table below.

   Lakewood Community
Services Center
CHN Housing
Click here to view website
or call (216) 226-6466
Click here to view website
or call (833) 377-RENT (7368)

Current Annual Household Income

Household Size

1$26,600 or less$26,601 - $42,600
2$30,400 or less$30,401 - $48,650
3$34,200 or less$34,201 - $54,750
4$38,000 or less$38,001 - $60,800
5$41,050 or less$41,051 - $65,700
6$44,100 or less$44,101 - $70,550
7$47,150 or less$47,151 - $75,400
8+$50,200 or less$50,201 - $80,300

All rent payments are made directly to landlords on the tenant’s behalf.

This program is made possible utilizing approximately $1.5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent housing instability and displacement among low-moderate income Lakewood tenants unable to pay their rent due to pandemic-related economic hardships.

To learn more about the Residential Rent Assistance Program and to submit an application, please visit the links in the table above based on your household size and combined annual income.  Otherwise, please visit the Northeast Ohio Rent Help website at or call 1-(833) 377-RENT (7368).