State Awards Housing Grants to Shelby, Mount Vernon, Bucyrus and Galion

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded more than $27 million to 41 communities to rehabilitate, repair, and construct affordable housing for low-income Ohioans as well as provide homeownership and rental assistance. The Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program grants are funded by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs.

“We’re working with communities across the state to improve the quality of life for Ohioans,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program uses a flexible, community-wide approach to improve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Ohioans and neighborhoods.

The following cities and counties will receive grants:

City of Mount Vernon (Knox County) will receive a $750,000 grant to rehabilitate eight owner-occupied homes, repair 17 owner-occupied homes, provide rental assistance to 10 households and partner with Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes. The city will partner with Knox County.

City of Shelby (Richland County) will receive a $653,300 grant to rehabilitate 10 owner-occupied homes and repair 15 owner-occupied homes. The city will partner with Richland County.

Crawford County will receive a $1,000,000 grant to rehabilitate 14 owner-occupied homes, repair 22 owner-occupied homes, and provide rental assistance to three households. The county will partner with the cities of Bucyrus and Galion.

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