Domestic Violence and Law
If you rent from a landlord, you have certain rights around issues like eviction, conditions of your unit, etc. If you receive assistance for your housing such as Section 8/Housing Choice voucher or if you live in a public housing complex, you have additional rights related to renting, eviction, and moving. For example, there are rules limiting a landlord’s ability to evict survivors because of violence. And if you have a Housing Choice voucher, you have specific rights to transfer to other safe housing. There are no specific rights under Ohio law to get someone off a lease, or to get out of a lease because of domestic or sexual violence, but you can sometimes still accomplish this with the help of an attorney. For more information, go to http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/public/legal_problem/housing/landlord-tenant-issues for Landlord/Tenant Info; go to http://www.legalmomentum.org/assets/pdfs/housing-1.pdf or http://www.odvn.org/images/stories/VAWA_Housing_Brochure_FINAL.pdf for rights for victims in subsidized housing.