Get Help with Evictions
In Hamilton County, Ohio

Find Legal Help

Get legal information or speak with a free lawyer at the court’s Help Center 

Visit or call the Help Center at 513-946-5650 to get legal information or to make a free 40 minute appointment with a lawyer. They cannot represent you in court. For more information, visit room 113 of the Hamilton County Courthouse or visit

Find a Lawyer to Represent You in Court 

Call Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati at 513-241-9400, or go to You may qualify for a free lawyer. If eligible, Legal Aid could represent you in court.

Hire a private lawyer

Visit or call 513-381-8359 for a referral. You can ask them about the Modest Means Program. This may let you get a private lawyer for a more affordable price.

Find financial and housing help

Seek help paying rent 

Call the Community Action Agency at 513-569-1840, option 4 or visit

Apply online through Jobs and Family Services by visiting

Find temporary housing

For a list of local shelters and emergency housing in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, call the Central Access Point Line at 513-381-SAFE (7233).

Where can tenants get rent and food assistance during COVID-19?

Contact these organizations to find help during COVID-19. To be covered by the CDC Eviction Moratorium's protections, tenants must seek out government assistance for rent.

Hamilton County CARES Act Resources

Call the Free Store Foodbank: 513-381-7627

Or Talbert House: call 513-338-8596 or email  

Or Community Action Agency: 513-569-1840. 

Cincinnati Eviction Prevention Funds

Call St. Vincent De Paul: 513-421-0602  

Get accommodation at your court hearing

Request a translator or disability accommodation at your court hearing. 

Call the Hamilton County Municipal Court at 513-946-5200 to make your request.

Contacts for Health & Building Inspectors

Reach out for help if you are concerned with the living conditions in your rental home in Cincinnati or Hamilton County.

Cincinnati Health Department

Phone: 513-352-2908

Address: “Healthy Homes Division” 1525 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH, 45202

Cincinnati Property Maintenance Code Enforcement

Phone: 513-352-3275

Address: 805 Central Ave Suite 500, Cincinnati OH, 45202

Need Help outside of Hamilton County?

If you are not in Hamilton County or the Cincinnati area, you can find legal and financial help for your location here at the non-profit Legal FAQ. Enter your state, and you can find your local legal aid groups, rental assistance, and other services to help you out.

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