Housing Assistance Programs
FY2017 CHIP Grant
The Ohio Development Services Agency recently announced that the CHIP grant application filed by Medina County in May 2017 was approved for funding. As a partner with the County on this application, approximately $386,000 will be available for home rehabilitation and repairs for income-qualified households located in the City limits. Residents in Wadsworth Township will have to apply for assistance directly with Medina County.
The City and County will be working on a strategy for implementing the CHIP program in December 2017 and January 2018. Additional information on the grant, including types of assistance available and income-qualifications will be posted to this site. Applications for assistance will not be available until January 2018.
FY2017 CHIP UPDATE - 11/30/2017
Medina County has announced that a grant kickoff meeting will be held on December 12, 2017 at 6:00PM at the County Commissioner's Hearing Room (144 North Broadway Street, 2nd floor, Medina, OH). At that time, the program administrator will provide information on how the program works, what activities are eligible for assistance, income eligibility requirements, etc. Applications for assistance will be available to those in attendance at the end of this meeting. See press release below.
FY2017 CHIP UPDATE - 12/13/2017
A grant kickoff meeting, similar to the one held in Medina (see above), will be held in Wadsworth City Hall for Wadsworth residents (as well as other County residents not able to attend the December 12th meeting). This meeting will likely be scheduled for the first week of January 2018. The actual date and time will be posted to this page once it has been determined.
The purpose of this meeting will be for the program administrator to explain the purpose of the CHIP program, how the program works, what activities are eligible for assistance and income eligibility requirements. Applications for assistance will be available to those in attendance at the end of this meeting.
FY2017 CDBG Allocation Grant
Beginning in 2017 the Ohio Development Services Agency is placing the CDBG Allocation program on a biannual basis. Therefore, the City will not be able to participate for funding until 2018.
General Information (for All Housing Grants)
- Programs funded through the CDBG CHIP and Allocation programs are not "home beautification" programs. The activities that are generally eligible for financial assistance include roof repairs; furnaces; hot water tanks; structural deficiencies (porches, stairs, etc.); electrical panels and plumbing and similar building code violations and threats to safety. Cosmetic improvements (i.e. new cabinets, carpeting, etc.) are generally not eligible for assistance. Each application will be reviewed to ensure that the repairs being requested meet program goals. Rental properties are not eligible for this program.
- Please note that all home repairs and improvements funded through these grants are income-based, and designed to improve housing conditions for low- and moderate-income homeowners. If your household income exceeds the amounts shown on the table for Medina County, you do not qualify for any housing grant assistance.