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Rent Assistance

February 2020 application Deadline:January 23rd, 2020. 

The GDAA Rent Foundation is a private, non-profit, charitable organization that helps one resident per month with their next month's rent. Our funding comes only from donations. The GDAA Rent Foundation Committee Review Board meets at the end of every month to select one applicant to award the funds.

The landlord is provided with the necessary funds for one month's rent at the beginning of the month in which the recipient applied.

To receive Rent Assistance, Your Landlord/Leasing Community MUST be a member of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association (GDAA). submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive assistance.  

If your resident provider is not a member, membership information is available!


You qualify if:

  • Your Landlord/Apartment Community is a current member of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association
  • You  are current on your rent with no evictions or Notice to Vacate the Premises
  • You have not already applied with the Rent Foundation twice within six months.
  • You have not already received assistance from the Rent Foundation within twelve months

We do not provide help for:

  • First month's rent
  • Deposits
  • Past due rent
  • Utilities
  • Medical bills
  • Grocery bills
  • Household furnishings
  • Alternative places to live
  • Other monthly bills


Supporting documents are very important.  You must provide as much documentation as you can to help explain your situation. It is to your advantage to provide documentation of your income and expenses as well as any documents that would help to support your reasoning. (Example: Medical statements for medical crisis...)


rental assistance request form

Your Rental Assistance Request Form & documentation must be returned by the application due date which is usually within eight days before the end of the month. This is to ensure that the qualifying applicant's rent assistance will be funded to their landlord on or by the first of the month.

Download Application & Information

Submit your Rent Assistance Request form via fax, mail, or email to the information listed below. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that the Rent Assistance Form has been received on time.

Our funding comes from personal donations and is paid directly to the Landlord.

For application questions, 
call the GDAA office at (937) 293-1170

Return the completed application and documents to:

GDAA Rent Foundation
3155 Elbee Road
Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45439

Fax: 937-293-1180

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