Alternative Options and important information 

 do not qualify for our rent assistance program or didn't receive the funds, do not give up hope! There may still be other resources and opportunities out there for you!

Here are a few options that may benefit your situation:

United Way of Greater Dayton

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and an increased strain on individuals and families in the Dayton Region, The Dayton Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and other individual partners, have joined together to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. 

Grants from the fund will complement the work of public health officials and expand the community’s capacity to respond and assist effectively and efficiently in the outbreak. Grants will be awarded to vetted community-based and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that are focused on:

  • Immediate, basic human needs (food, shelter, safety, etc);
  • Mental health services
  • Addressing the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak

   Call- 800-917-3224

Alternative Number- 937-225-3000

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HUD Housing Program

Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs.

Need Help?

  • Privately owned subsidized housing - HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly to the management office.
  • Public Housing - affordable apartments for low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agency.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) - find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency.
  • HUD Resource Locator - search for HUD field and regional offices, local PHAs, Multifamily and Public Housing locations, homeless coordinated entry system points of contacts, and USDA rural housing

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St. Vincent de Paul Center

St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Dayton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually serving over 100,000 people in need in the Miami Valley with faith-based assistance, shelter, and hope. The members, staff, and volunteers of the District Council, through its conferences and special works, provide person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to Montgomery County people in need.

Call 937-222-5555
(937) 222-0403 Voice - Intake Hotline

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Greater Dayton Premier Management

Greater Dayton Premier Management

Public Housing was established to provide decent, safe, affordable rental housing for eligible low-income individuals and families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Because GDPM over the past several years has demolished outdated properties, acquired and rehabilitated existing properties and constructed new properties, public housing today is as good as or better than other rental housing in Montgomery County.

GDPM is well on its way toward the aggressive – but achievable – goal to add 1,000 new affordable housing units by 2017. Currently, GDPM owns and operates 2,700 units of public housing in small duplexes, family complexes and high-rise apartments for elderly families. GDPM serves approximately 16,000 people annually through its public housing program.

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community action partnership

Miami Valley CAP

Utility assistance only at this time.  Visit the website for additional information 


Airman and family readiness center

AFRC logoInformation & Referral is a clearinghouse which provides telephone and in-person assessments to help determine your needs and the right resource. You may be referred to an Airman & Family Readiness Center program or to another organization on or off base. They maintain an extensive list of available services and contact information. If you are unsure of where to turn, call (937) 257-3592 and a specialist will point you in the right direction.

Call 937-257-3592

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Montgomery county family assistance

Emergency AidEmergency Aid for Needy Families

The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program helps families overcome immediate barriers to self-sufficiency. Benefits and services are for unemployed and low-income employed families or individuals in need of short-term help during a crisis. Funded through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, PRC is another helpful option for families who may be receiving other public assistance such as Ohio Works First, Disability Financial Assistance and Food Assistance. Please note that PRC assistance may only be granted once a year.

All PRC recipients must be within Federal Poverty Level guidelines.

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Department of Jobs and Family Services

Ohio Unemployment  

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