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COVID Relief

Have you lost wages or suffered other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for assistance through GLCAP's COVID Relief program.


If you have been financially affected by COVID-19 and are in need of assistance, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership may be able to help. GLCAP can provide assistance for those who need help with rent payments, electric or gas utility expenses, water and sewer utility expenses and other needs. Assistance is available to residents of Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood County.

Please note that the availability of assistance depends on the county of residence. Contact GLCAP for more information.


Mortgage-related assistance

GLCAP also offers help for mortgage-related expenses such as property tax (not escrowed), mortgage insurance, and other costs. We can also help with utility expenses such as water, sewer, electric, trash service, and broadband. The program is for income-eligible Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood County residents who have been affected by COVID-19. Residents must be at or below 150% annual area median income (e.g. $103,350 household of 1; 147,600/household of four)


Residents may be eligible for assistance if they have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Missed work due to business shutdowns
  • Reduced work hours
  • Added childcare expenses due to school closings
  • Additional hardships caused by COVID-19 illness in the household
  • Lost wages due to quarantine 


Applicants will be asked to provide proof of 30 days of household income.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-775-9767.


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More than 2,400 households helped through COVID Relief services

Since funding became available in October 2020, thousands of households in northwest Ohio have been helped by the COVID Relief assistance through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP).

COVID Relief

Housing assistance helps people in crisis due to COVID

As the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is still providing rental assistance that helps northwest Ohio residents keep their homes.

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Housing Assistance

GLCAP offers assistance for those who need help with rent, are facing eviction or homelessness, or are currently homeless.

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Financial Opportunity Center

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