Rent assistance payments are for people who cannot pay their rent, due to a personal emergency or conflict beyond their control. We partner with Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), Jewish Family Service in Clifton and Santa Maria Community Services in Price Hill.

This program grants money towards rental assistance, paid directly to the landlord, on a one-time basis. The purpose of this program is to provide emergency assistance to an individual or family to avoid eviction.

Our application process includes different applications for each partner. First, select a partner. Then, download and fill out the corresponding partner form. Next, present it to your leasing office. Last, submit, fax, or email to one of our partners, along with all required documentation. 


Freestore Foodbank serves all the counties served by the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association.

Contact Ryan Luckie  513-357-4633.

Click here for referral form Freestore Foodbank


CAIN (Churches Active In Northside) serves the 45223 area.

Contact Melissa Meyer  513-591-2246.                                          

Click here for referral form Churches Active In Northside


Jewish Family Service covers the Clifton area (45220).

Contact Lainey Dugan  513-766-3324.

Click here for referral form Jewish Family Service


Santa Maria Community Services covers all of Price Hill and the West side.

Contact Susan Conrad  513-557-2700  x203

Click here for referral form Santa Maria Community Services



Below is a list of additional nonprofits, charities and government agencies that also offer emergency rent assistance.

Guardian Angels SVDP (Mt. Washington area) 513-624-3147
Cincinnati Department of Community Dev – 513-352-6264
Christ’s Community in College Hill – 513-541-0303
Mercy Franciscan at St. John – 513-981-5800
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – 513-683-4244
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati – 513-241-9400
Madisonville Education and Assistance Center – 513-271-5501
Caring Place of Ohio – 513-841-1499
Interparish Ministries – 513-561-3932
St. Vincent De Paul-Crisis Services – 513-562-8841
Northern Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission – 859-581-6607
Housing Development Department – 859-292-2188
Be Concerned – Erlanger – 859-727-0300
Shoulder to Shoulder Inc – Florence – 859-371-0444