Community Housing Improvement Program
The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) provides grants to eligible communities interested in undertaking housing-related activities, including necessary infrastructure improvements. The grants are awarded competitively and encourage a flexible, community-wide approach to the improvement and provision of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons, and help develop local administrative capacity. For FY 2009, the grant ceiling is $500,000 - communities may apply for up to $50,000 in additional funding in order to expand a rental rehabilitation component or to construct or rehabilitate a home in conjunction with a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
The City of Medina recently received a $500,000 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grant from the Ohio Department of Development. The grant provides for three (3) basic housing activities: $298,600 for Homeowner Rehabilitation on a city-wide basis with three projects being targeted to Central Medina, Tract 40810; $121,400 for Home Repair on a city-wide basis; and $20,000 for Emergency Monthly Housing Assistance. The balance of the grant provides for fair housing and administration.
All participants must meet the eligibility requirements, and be within the income guidelines for the program.
Applications are also available at Medina City Hall, Community Development Department, 132 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina, Ohio 44256.
Questions regarding the Community Housing Improvement Program may be directed to: