GREENVILLE – The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded more than $21 million to 31 communities to rehabilitate, repair, and construct affordable housing for low-income Ohioans as well as provide home ownership and rental assistance. The Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program grants are funded by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, and the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Programs.
“This funding helps improve the affordable housing stock across Ohio,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “It’s important that Ohioans have access to safe housing and resources to help with home ownership.”
“Working with our local communities, we’re updating homes and improving the quality of life for residents in these communities,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The CHIP Program uses a flexible, community-wide approach to improve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Ohioans and neighborhoods.
Locally, Darke County will receive a $700,000 grant to rehabilitate 10 owner-occupied homes, repair 13 owner-occupied homes and include a fair housing component. The county will partner with the city of Greenville.