Are you worried about paying your rent because of COVID-19?


ESOP can help, especially for people who are age 55 or older.


Who qualifies?


Residents of the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County who are having difficulty making rental payments due to the economic impact of the pandemic and who meet income eligibility requirements. Low- to moderate-income residents impacted by COVID-19, experiencing unemployment and/or a reduction in household income are encouraged to apply.


If you qualify for rental assistance, you may be required to attend more in-depth financial counseling, provided at no cost to you from ESOP, as a condition for payment of the rental assistance.


Priority is given based on criteria such as eviction status, accurate information and complete documentation.


What will you need to provide?


  • Photo ID for all adults in the home
  • Social security cards for all household members
  • Proof of income (tax returns, paystubs or fixed income benefit award letter)
  • Rental/lease agreement
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Copies of utility bills


To learn how ESOP can help, call us at 216.361.0718 or email


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