United Way of Summit County’s Housing Services coordinates access to homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing and rent assistance for individuals and families living in Summit County who are homeless or facing eviction.
The Homeless Hotline conducts screening and intakes for most homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing programs and rent payment assistance programs in Summit County. Rent assistance is primarily for individuals and families currently living in homeless shelters or who have a court ordered eviction notice. United Way case managers work with each client receiving rent assistance to address their individual barriers to self-sufficiency.
Contact the Homeless Hotline by calling 330.615.0577 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
United Way is also the host agency for Summit County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which collects and tracks data on those served to provide a better understanding of homelessness and the use of homeless services over time. United Way provides these services in partnership with the Akron/Summit Continuum of Care for the Homeless, a local coalition working to end homelessness in Summit County.
Housing Services Supports United Way's Bold Goals
Removing barriers to education, financial stability and addiction recovery is key to United Way’s Bold Goals. When individuals and families have a secure place to live, children are better able to succeed in school and beyond. Families can budget, save and prepare for their futures. And individuals are better prepared to overcome the scourge of addiction.