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Energy & Economic Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance

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Thanks to temporary funds provided by the State, Community Action Wayne/Medina is able to assist Wayne and Medina County residents with rent, utilities, water, and sewage affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Income-eligible Ohioans threatened with a utility disconnection may qualify for assistance with water, gas, or electric payments. Community Action Wayne/Medina administers the Home Energy Winter and Summer Crisis programs (HEAP, E-HEAP, SCP), Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), and a water assistance program. 

Qualifications include:

  • Qualified for unemployment, reduction in household income, or increase in household expenses related to COVID-19.
  • Facing eviction or late notice from their landlord.
  • Experiencing imminent homelessness or housing stability.
  • Threatened with disconnection of utilities.
  • Must be able to prove financial hardship is a result of COVID-19 (reduction of income or increase in expenses).
  • 80% Area Median Income (AMI), based on 12 months’ income or 30 days. Rental arrears and past due utility amounts from March 13, 2020, may be paid only if there's a pandemic-related hardship.


Income Guidelines

Number in Household Medina County Wayne County
1 Person $47,850 $44,900
2 Members $54,650 $51,300
3 Members $61,500 $57,700
4 Members $68,300 $64,100
5 Members $73,800 $69,250
6 Members $79,250 $74,400
7 Members $84,700 $79,500
8 Members $90,200 $84,650



If you would like additional information about the Rent & Utility Assistance Program, please call or email:

If you would like to apply for assistance please make an appointment by calling 330-431-9333 or clicking the button below: