The Butler County Utility Assistance, Home Repair and Emergency Housing Assistance Program launched on Jan. 23, 2024. The program aims to provide support to eligible Butler County residents age 60 and older who are not eligible for other assistance programs.
The program provides three types of assistance:
- Assistance paying utility bills (gas or electric)
- Assistance in making home repairs or modifications that promote safe, independent living (homeowners only)
- Emergency housing assistance (renters only) in the form of rent payment assistance to avoid eviction
Individuals may apply for one or more types of assistance through this program but may only receive assistance one time per category.
How to apply:
Complete eligibility requirements and information on how to apply is available on Council on Aging’s website. Individuals may apply online or through a paper application process.
General eligibility requirements:
This program serves Butler County residents age 60 and older who meet certain income requirements and who are not eligible for assistance through other available programs. Please click here to view complete eligibility requirements for this program.
The program is funded by Butler County’s Healthy Aging Grant allocation from the Ohio Department of Aging. The Healthy Aging Grants program is providing $40 million in grants to counties across the state in support of local aging services focused on helping Ohioans ages 60 and older stay healthy, live longer, and maintain their independence. Funds are being distributed to counties to bolster critical aging supports, such as food and housing assistance, as well as internet access and digital literacy services. More information is available at https://aging.ohio.gov/care-and-living/healthy-aging.
Council on Aging is administering this program in partnership with Butler County Commissioners.