Montgomery County has a new Housing Program in place to assist people whose ability to pay their housing costs has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Please use this guide, prepared by Kettering Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator Jonelle Carroll for information about the housing program and to access community resources that may be helpful to you during these challenging times.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COVID-19 PANDEMIC HOUSING PROGRAM
Montgomery County has devoted funds from the federal CARES Act to help people who have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and -- as a result -- need assistance in paying their housing costs.
The County is working on eligibility criteria for the housing assistance. Please use this link to receive updates on these criteria and how to apply once the application process opens.
MIAMI VALLEY FAIR HOUSING CENTER
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center's mission is to eliminate housing discrimination for all people in our region, the State of Ohio, and nationally. Our website is full of information: www.mvfhc.com. If you think you've encountered housing discrimination contact us at email@example.com OR call 937-223-6035. Also, The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center is working to help people maintain housing stability during the pandemic. For those with questions about evictions, answers are available at www.mvcovid19eviction.com. There are no fees for our services to the public.
ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 10, 2020:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a new portal to help families obtain the Economic Impact Payment, if they don't usually file a tax return or have direct deposit information on file. Please use this link to access the portal:
If you are a Kettering/Moraine resident and have been evicted or are facing eviction, please contact: Miami Valley Fair Housing act: https://www.mvfairhousing.com/ or call (937) 223-6035. You can also contact ABLE and LAWO for assistance by calling Legal Aid Line at (888) 534-1432 or completing an application online at https://legalaidline.lawolaw.org/
**You cannot be put out of your home without a court order and may have additional rights due to the CARES Act. Please see http://mvcovid19eviction.com/ for more information.
If you are unable to make your mortgage payments, please contact the HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton at: https://www.homeownershipdayton.org/ or call (937) 853-1600.
For help with your utility bills, please contact the Ohio Home Energy Assistance Program at: EnergyHelp.Ohio.gov or call 1 (800) 282-0880.
Unemployment and Economic Resources:
If you need assistance with applying for unemployment benefits, please call (937) 528-6430 or (937) 528-6301 or apply at: https://unemployment.cmt.ohio.gov/cmtview/ You can also visit the Goodwill offices at 660 S. Main St., Dayton, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The unemployment State contact number is 1 (877) 644-6562. Use this code to expedite your claim: 2000180.
To apply for cash assistance, food stamps, child care assistance or Medicaid, please complete an online application at: https://benefits.ohio.gov/
Student Loan, Credit Card and Installment Loan Resources:
If you are unable to make your student loan payments, you can apply for an administrative forbearance. To do so, please contact your student loan service provider directly.
For credit cards and installment loans, please contact your credit card company or financial institution to ask about skipping or deferring payments.
For medical, dental, vision, immunizations, Behavioral Health and pediatric needs and you are uninsured or underinsured, please contact: Primary Health Solutions: 300 Forest Ave., Dayton, OH, or call (937) 535-5060.
For a list of local food pantries, visit: https://www.familyresourcesite.com/community-resources
The Kettering City Schools are providing Grab-and-Go Meals to any child 18-years-of-age and younger on Mondays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at these distribution sites:
Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)
Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot
Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle
John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line
Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building
Moraine residents: call (937) 535-1061 for food pantry assistance.