Flood assistance available

A limited amount of financial assistance is available to low-income, elderly and disabled flood victims through Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

Gov. John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in Hamilton County, along with Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Meigs, Muskingum, Scioto and Washington counties.

The state has made a limited amount of money available for qualifying disaster-related expenses to individuals in the following categories:

  • Hamilton county families who meet the eligibility requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • childless individuals age 55 or older
  • disabled individuals who have been adversely affected by the emergency. A “disabled” individual must be childless and in receipt of some type of disability benefit payment.

The money is available until March 14. To apply, please contact Jamie Mansu at MANSUJ@jfs.hamilton-co.org or 946-7254.

For more information on flood cleanup and recovery, visit the Hamilton County EMA website


by Jane Prendergast

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