List of Available Housing

The following websites provide listings of Portage County rental housing that are affordable and or accept Section 8 Voucher Program participants.

United Way of Greater Portage County 

To provide free-of-charge information and referral services to all Portage County residents. United Way’s 2-1-1 Portage information and referral service, connects families and individuals in Portage County with community resources and services in the areas of health, education and income. 

Portage County 2-1-1 

An online directory 211 for Portage County that is a free community service you can use to get information about social, health, and government resources 24 hours a day, every day. Access this directory and enter your zip code and the type of information you need. A list of possible resources will be generated.

Center of Hope/Kent Social Services

Assistance programs offered include: Rent help and eviction prevention services - The Housing & Emergency Support Services (HESS) program helps people address and resolve immediate needs such as evictions and utility shut-offs and provides money for security deposits. Clothing - Receive free, gently used clothing Food - Kent Social Services, the Center of Hope and Christian Cupboard provide food and meals. Phone Number:  330-677-4124

Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc.


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP/PIPP) 1-800-282-0880 Utility and heating bill assistance through the following energy programs,

Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). The Summer Crisis Cooling Program, or Summer HEAP, for air conditioning and utility bills during the heat and R-HEAP Program to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high cost of home heating bills. The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program provides emergency assistance with housing expenses, rent, food, and counseling.  

The Ohio Benefit Bank


Assists families with identifying and accessing varied community resources

Make-A-Wish America: Local Chapter

(216)241-3670 (888) 272-9474 Fax (216)642-6162 Email

Local chapter serving Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana: 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd Suite 315 Independence, OH 44131 Works to grant the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. 

Portage County Health Department:

(330) 296-9919 Fax: 330-297-3597

705 Oakwood St., 2nd floor Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.