What is the STAR Program?

FHRC`s Star Program consists of 2 different programs to target the specific needs of the residents within our community. Listed below are the eligibility and program guidelines for each program.

Senior/ Disabled Short-term Subsidy
·         Low to moderate-income households
·         Must be 62 years or older or Disabled to apply
·         Currently have some form of income in the household
·         Demonstrate a need for assistance

This program provides a short-term rental subsidy where FHRC can pay up to 70% of your rent and a utility allowance for up to 6 months. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

1st Months’ Rent & Utility Deposit
·         Low to moderate-income households
·         Anyone can apply
·         Currently have income into the household
This program assists low to moderate-income households with 1st month’s rent and utility deposit assistance to move into a new home. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

FHRC cannot assist individuals currently receiving a subsidy from another organization. (Section 8 Voucher, Extended Housing, Public Housing) FHRC also cannot assist households who are behind on their rent.

All applications are processed on a case-by-case basis. Total subsidies are not guaranteed. Each application is processed on a first come and first served basis and depends on the Organization’s availability of funds. Lastly, all programs are considered one-time use unless prior approval is granted.

Required Documentation:

  • Proof of Income- 30 days of current pay stubs for all members of the household or SSI determination letter, unemployment benefits statement, a statement from the employee, etc.
  • 30 Days of Checking and Savings account statements
  •  Copy of Lease Agreement (Senior/Disabled Short Term Subsidy)
  •  Copy of Unsigned lease agreement (1st months rent applicants)
  •  Proof of disability or veteran status
  •  Photo ID for anyone over the age of 18

Your application will only be processed with all the required supporting documentation.
You can email the documentation to [email protected] or drop it off at our building located at 1100 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Oh 44077.

If you need assistance completing this application or prefer a paper application to be mailed, please get in touch with our office at (440)392-0147.



Complete the Star Application Below

2023 Star Application

Star Application

STOP! Please read before completing an application. It is strongly suggested to call our office after completion of your STAR Application to inform our staff that it has been submitted and how the supporting documentation will be delivered to our staff members.
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