rent & utility


Pathways to Hope

The Pathways to Hope fund assists with rent/mortgage and utility needs for qualifying Delaware County, Ohio Residents.

  1. Complete the form with required documentation (you will be asked to create a Gmail account if you do not already have one in order to complete the application).

  2. Income eligibility will be determined by Low to Moderate Income (LMI) status.

  3. If initial eligibility is met, the Family Resource Center (FRC) will conduct an in-depth interview with the household to verify eligibility and confirm documentation needed to process the application for assistance. This interview will occur over the phone to ensure safety, or in-person as safety protocols allow and situation warrants. These will be scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 4 pm.

For additional questions by residents or referring agencies, please contact the FRC by phone at (740) 833-1619 or by email at


On April 16, 2020, the Delaware County Commissioners approved an initial grant of $89,000 to the United Way of Delaware County’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to provide financial assistance to eligible county residents. The financial assistance is a reallocation of Community Development Block Grant funds and will be earmarked specifically for rent/mortgage and utility needs up to $1,500 per household.

The Pathways to Hope program will be managed by the United Way of Delaware County and administered by the FRC and the Andrews House. The FRC will assess initial eligibility based on criteria identified in this plan with households who apply on-line or by phone.

Additional staff will be provided by United Way of Delaware County as needed to support application and verification process. The Andrews House serves as the fiscal agent for Pathways to Hope and will issue all approved payments directly to the vendor.