United Way Runs Canton COVID Assistance Program, Its Own

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Having run a COVID assistance program for the in-need residents of Stark and Carroll Counties since the Spring, the local United Way is also distributing $150,000 in CARES Act funding in the city of Canton, but a deadline is fast approaching.

Residents in the Canton City School District can receive up to three months worth of mortgage, rent and utility payments by applying online or calling 2-1-1, but the paperwork must be in their hands by December 1st.

The United Way also continues to provide assistance to area residents with its COVID-19 Impact Fund.

$368,000 has been donated to the program, with 334 households receiving one-time payments to assist with mortgage, rent and utility payments.

Residents can apply just once.

There are other applications in the pipeline.