Office of Community Development
The Office of Community Development provides financial and technical assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations for project activities that benefit low and moderate-income citizens and enhance the competitive assets of the state. The housing programs that the Office of Community Development administers helps to conserve and expand the affordable housing stock; address the issue of homelessness in Ohio; and provide short-term, emergency assistance and other public services for low-income Ohioans.
Eligible communities and nonprofit organizations can apply for funding through the programs listed on this web page. To contact a Residential Revitalization Specialist for your area for assistance, access the Community Housing Improvement Program Housing Representative Service Areas map.
The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)provides funding for a flexible, community-wide approach to the improvement and provision of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons, and to help develop local administrative capacity. The program goals are achieved through project activities such as private owner rehabilitation; rental rehabilitation; homeownership; home repair; new housing construction through Habitat for Humanity; homelessness prevention, and tenant-based rental assistance.
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency administers the Housing Development Assistance Program to provide financing for eligible housing developments to expand the supply of decent, safe, affordable housing for very low- to moderate-income persons and households in the state of Ohio.
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Competitive Operating Grant Program provides operating support to organizations to continue affordable housing development. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency administers the CHDO, which is funded through the HOME Program.
As a result of the enactment of House Resolution 3221, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $3.9 billion of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to states and communities across the country to address the nation's abandoned and foreclosed homes crisis. In total, Ohio received an allocation of $258,089,179, with more than $116.8 million awarded to the state and the remaining funds awarded directly to Ohio cities and counties. The Ohio Development' Services Agency has completed the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and is in the process of completing the closeout of the federal grant.
*Due to changes made by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the previously released FY 2013 Income Limits, the previously posted Income Limits have been revised and are effective immediately. For more information regarding the HUD methodology used to calculate the Income Limits, please visit the HUDUSER website at http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il.html