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Written by Tana Carpenter. Posted in 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 for Landlord/Tenant Info; go to or for rights for victims in subsidized housing.