This website is always under construction as things change. 

United way & Family and Children First Council


​​Seneca Help


215 E Shoreline Dr, Sandusky, OH

Phone: (419) 625-1101


Phone: (419) 448-0690

  • Various help depending on available funding.

Morrison House Transitional Housing

​Phone: (567) 220-6003

Helburn Meadows

7 Beachwood St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 448-0514

  • ​Seniors 62 or older


Phone: (800) 282-0880

  • Federally funded assistance program to help eligible households heat their homes.

First Call For Help

201 S Washington St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 448-4357

  • Can provide information regarding current area resources.

St. Vincent DePaul

Phone: (419) 447-8218

  • Possible utilities and furniture depending on funding.

Kiwanis Manor of Tiffin, Inc

7 W Market St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 448-4541

  • Housing for people over the age of 62, recreational programs for age 55 and up.
  • Assisted living is available.

USDA Rural Development

Phone: (419) 422-0242

Assistance to low-income families to purchase a home with government assistance.

  • The 502 Direct Housing loan program is available to eligible very low and low-income households to purchase an existing home or build a new home in rural areas or small towns. Financing under this program is available for up to 100% loan-to-value. No down payment is required, closing costs are around $2,500 and, if possible, may be included in the loan. Rural Development does not change any points or application fees and does not require mortgage insurance. Eligibility is based on household size, income, and mortgage payment may be subsidized to as low as 1% interest rate. However, part of this assistance may be recouped if there is equity in the home when it is sold or refinanced. The house payment does include an escrow for real estate taxes and homeowner's insurance. The home to be purchased must be modest in size and in good repair and in an eligible area. Applicants cannot own a home. For more information on either program or an application, contact the Findlay Area Office.

Salvation Army

505 E Market St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 447-2252

  • They are both a social service agency and a worship center.

Willow Creek Apartments

575 E Perry St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 448-4565

Marion Homeless Shelter

365 E Fairground St, Marion, OH

Phone: (740) 382-4673

Seneca County DJFS PRC Program

3362 S Township Rd 151, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 447-5011

  • Rent and/or Rent deposits
  • Mortgage payments and/or interest on mortgage
  • Emergency/Temporary Shelter   

Metropolitan Housing Authority of Seneca County 

900 E County Rd 20, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 663-7800

Fax: (419) 668-9091​

  • Apply for government housing grants for rehabilitation of rental properties, subsidize rent for low-income renters
  • Subsidized Housing- Rental assistance based on household income.
  • ​Applications are taken on the last Tuesday of each month from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

​​*Please note that there may be a 3 month to 2 year waiting list. 

A valuable program for anyone who is disabled, applying for social security disability, AND is homeless or at risk of being homeless.  
This program can find out if you are approved for Social Security Disability in 3 to 4 months instead of 1 to 3 years.
The representative for NW Ohio is located at the Hope House in Findlay, OH:
Ms. Laurie Casati
1800 N Blanchard St, Suite 106
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 427-2848


WSOS Emergency Services(800) 775-9767 or (419) 334-5126

WSOS First Time Buyers Program(419) 334-8911

WSOS Home Improvement Program(800) 775-9767

WSOS Housing Department(419) 334-4431

WSOS Rapid Rehousing Program(419) 447-0084

WSOS Foreclosure Prevention(800) 775-9767

Seneca Habitat for Humanity

66 Grace St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 447-4270

  • Builds, renovates, and repairs simple housing and sells the houses to selected families with no profit or interest added. 
  • Selects homeowner families who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means.
  • All homeowners contribute "sweat equity," working as partners with donors and other volunteers on the houses Habitat builds. 

Cherry Street Mission

105 17th St, Toledo, OH

Phone: (419) 242-5141

The City Mission of Findlay

510 W Main Cross St, Findlay, OH

Phone: (419) 423-9151

Liberty Center

Phone: (419) 332-8777

  • Homeless Shelter
  • ​Specializes in women suffering from domestic violence

Faith Clothing Bank

Phone: (419) 447-7020

  • Furniture when available

Fair Housing Consortium

Phone: (800) 941-4558

  • Protects Equal and Fair Housing rights.

Seneca County VOA

48 St Lawrence Dr, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 355-0206

Housing Resources

Charles Meadow

545 W Market St, Tiffin, OH

Phone: (419) 448-6838

  • ​55 years and older

Fostoria Townhouses

Phone: (419) 435-4702

First Step

Phone: (419) 435-7300 or (800) 466-6228

Fax: (419) 435-5510

Fostoria, OH


Community Housing Improvement Program

Seneca County Phone: (419) 443-7936

  • Uses credit and housing programs to help low-income families become homeowners.

Hope House

Phone: (419) 425-4673

  • Homeless Shelter
  • Specializes in women suffering from domestic violence

Cross Roads

Phone: (419) 626-6505

  • Homeless Shelter

Attica Terrace Apartments 

201 Woodwind Dr, Attica, OH

Veterans Homeless Shelter

616 W Elm St, Lima, OH

Phone: (419) 222-5588