An Important Reminder for Tenants

AUGUST 19, 2020 –

There is NO moratorium on evictions. You can be evicted for nonpayment of rent – even if the reason you cannot pay is related to COVID-19 job loss.

Please note:  If you live in federally subsidized housing, or if your property has a government backed mortgage, your landlord MUST give you a 30 day notice of nonpayment before they can file an eviction against you.

If you have received a “Notice to Leave the Premises” and cannot pay rent due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for rental assistance. Please contact the following agencies for rental assistance:

Hamilton County Community Action Agency:  513-569-1840 option #4 or

Talbert House:  513-338-8596

Freestore Foodbank:  513-482-4500


For more information about housing law and tenant rights:


PRC from Hamilton County Dept. of Job and Family Services

If you have a child or expectant mother in your household, you may be eligible for Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Funds. Hamilton County JFS has an online PRC form that you can fill out at