CHIP grant totals $400,000; assists homeowners

Staff Report

MOUNT GILEAD — Morrow County was recently awarded the Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) grant. The Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program provides funding to local governments to improve and provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income citizens.

CHIP funds are distributed in one competitive funding round. It 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 improving and providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons, and strengthening neighborhoods through community collaboration. The award is in the amount of $400,000 for low-moderate income families. The grant is broken down into four components: Private Rehabilitation: $172,000, Home Repair: $120,000, Rental Assistance: $60,000 and Administration: $48,000.

“We are very pleased the county is awarded this money to help individuals in the community to receive help in a time of need for their home,” stated Commissioner Burgess Castle.

Commissioner Tom Whiston also said, “This will be a great help to the families in need of home repairs that will allow them to stay in a healthy living environment.”

Commissioner Warren Davis added, “The need for this program is at all time high and we are pleased to have the grant to help residents of Morrow County.”

Questions and additional information will be provided by the Development Office staff and the Ohio Regional Development Corporation (ORDC) staff on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Community Service Building, Entrance B, 619 W. Marion Road, Mount Gilead.

Staff Report