Community Resource Assistance

Below is a list of organizations that are willing to assist you in your financial needs when it comes to renting an apartment or home and making utlity payments.


American Red Cross
143 S 30th St, Newark, Ohio 43055

(740) 349.9442

Who Qualifies? Those suffering from natural disaster
Services: Motel vouchers, first months rent
Restrictions: Must provide verification of disaster


Crisis and Information Center- Pathways of Licking County

(740) 345-HELP

Who Qualifies? Individuals and families who have been screened by another agency
Services: Motel and utility assistance
Restrictions: Contact organization for more information


159 Wilson Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8606

Who Qualifies? Income eligible
Services: Emergency housing funds, emergency rental home repair, deposit and assistance, and some assistance to senior citizens.
Restrictions: Must be Licking County resident


Licking County Board of MR/DD
116 N 22nd St, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-6588

Who Qualifies? Those who are mentally handicapped or other developmental disability
Services: Rental, deposit, and utility assistance
Restrictions: Must provide verification of MRDD diagnosis and documentation of need.


Licking County Department of Job and Family Services
74 S. 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-8999

Who Qualifies? Families with at least one minor chid, have emergency and have exhausted all other resources
Services: Rental, deposit, and utility assistance. Telephone installation appliances.
Restrictions: Incomes must not exceed 200% of poverty level if employed, 135% if unemployed


Licking County Veterans Service
935 Buckeye Ave, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-5430

Who Qualifies? Military Honorable Discharge
Services: Rental, deposit, and utility assistance.
Restrictions: All monthly bills must be paid by applicant, Form DD214


Licking County Housing Authority (METRO)
85 W. Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8069

Who Qualifies? Elderly and disabled, income eligible with preference given to veterans, elderly, and disabled
Services: Rental and utility assistance
Restrictions: Must meet very low income guidelines, no convictions for drug offenses or violent criminal activity.
**Call for enrollment dates


Moundbuilders Guidance Center
65 Messimer Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 522-8477

Who Qualifies? MNGC clients
Services: Rental and utility assistance (no phone)
Restrictions: Open case, no outstanding balance with MBGC


Licking County Coalition Housing

23 S. Park Place, Suite 200, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 345-1970

Who Qualifies? Individuals and Families
Services: Rental, deposit, and mortgage information and referrals
Restrictions: Must meet income guidelines, rent or mortgage payment must not exceed 30% of income.


Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
250 E. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 345-8120

Who Qualifies? Individuals and Families
Services: Emergency Shelter, 1 month past due rent, 1st month rent, utilities
Restrictions: Must provide proof of need


St. Vincent De Paul Society
St. Francis Catholic Church
(740) 345-9874

Who Qualifies? Individuals and Families
Services: Rental and deposit assistance
Restrictions: Must be screened by church volunteers