The ARC has partnered with several community organizations to help students and community members find a safe and affordable place to call home. We are able to assist students and community members with low cost and subsidized housing connections and referrals. These referrals are for affordable housing units of various sizes, as well as for those needing specialized accommodations such as the elderly and those with special needs. There are also resources available for those in need of emergency housing assistance such as shelters and organizations that offer assistance with utility bills and rent.


Housing Resources  

Lorain County Metropolitan Housing: (Has two subsidized housing programs)  

Public Housing:(Units or homes are publicly owned)  

Housing Choice Voucher Program(formerly Section 8):  (Units or homes are privately owned)  

HUD and HUD Low Income Tax Credit Properties:  (Unites are privately owned)   

New Sunrise Properties: (Non-profit property management company)  

Lorain YWCA  

Elyria YWCA 


Need Rent Assistance? 

Contact the Lorain United Way 211 for the most up to date information, programs, and services.   

Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program 


Find Help Where You Need It

United Way of Greater Lorain County- 211   

United Way of Greater Cleveland- 211 

United Way of Erie County- 211 

United Way of Sandusky County 

United Way of Medina County- 211 

United Way of Seneca County- 211 

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership 


Need Shelter and Emergency Services

Neighborhood Alliance – Coordinated Entry  


We’re Here to Help 

If you would like to speak to someone and discuss your unique situation, please email the ARC at, and ask to schedule an appointment.  In your email, tell us some days and times that are convenient for you.  You may also request an appointment by calling (440) 366-4ARC (4272).  We also suggest following the ARC on Facebook @LCCCARC.  We post current information on many valuable community resources. 

If you have any questions or housing concerns, please contact the ARC at 440-366-4ARC (4272), or visit us in the Bass Library First Floor Office 125.