Terrence Langston, 37 sits on the front steps of house on East Voris street Langston who runs his own construction company is facing eviction from his Akron home that he rents to own on Wednesday Sept.2, 2020. [Mike Cardew/Beacon Journal]
What to do if you fall behind on your rent in Akron
If you have fallen behind on your rent, reach out to your landlord to explain your situation. Your landlord may be willing to accept a partial payment, even if you can’t afford to pay rent in full. Communicate using emails or text messages if possible so you have written records of your correspondence.
For help with utility bills, call 211. The City of Akron is also offering utility assistance to qualifying residents through its Akron Cares program.
For food assistance, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank offers drive-thru food distribution twice per month. To find a food pantry or hot meal near you, call the Foodbank help line at 330-535-6900.