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Posted on: February 16, 2021

OIC receives additional COVID-19 relief funding

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OIC of Clark County’s Coronavirus Home Emergency Relief Program announces it has received additional funding to continue assisting eligible households experiencing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding will be available beginning February 16, 2021 and go through December 2021 or until funds are depleted, to assist eligible households that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with back rent, mortgage, or utilities (including water/ sewer, and heating sources).

Clark County households that meet the income eligibility and have experienced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing them to get behind on rent, mortgage, or utilities (including water/ sewer, and heating sources) are encouraged to submit an Assistance Request Packet. The forms for this packet can be accessed on OIC of Clark County’s website at: www.oicofclarkco.org.

Paper copies of the Assistance Request Packets may be picked up at OIC’s Administrative Offices now located in the former Security National Bank-Western Branch Office at 920 West Main Street in Springfield, Ohio. Households requesting assistance will be required to submit income documentation as well as several other verifying documents with their requests. Funds are available until December 30, 2021 or until depleted.

“These funds come at a critical time for many of our struggling neighbors and families, and OIC’s board and staff are committed to helping as many people as possible with these new resources in this brief timeframe,” said Mike Calabrese, OIC’s Executive Director.

OIC is the Community Action Agency for Clark County and assists over 5,000 adults and youth annually through its programs that provide utility assistance, educational and vocational training, and support services to returning citizens.

More information can be obtained on OIC’s website, www.oicofclarkco.org, or by calling: (937) 325-8366.

Questions can be directed to help@oicofclarkco.org.

Residents of other counties who need assistance will need to reach out to their county’s local Community action agency. 

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