Notice of Public Hearing #2- PY2023 Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program


Program Year 2023 Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program

The Huron County Commissioners (Huron County) in partnership with City of Norwalk and the City of Willard intend to apply to the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) for funding under the Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program (CHIP), which includes funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs administered by the State of Ohio and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Ohio Housing Trust Funds (OHTF). The partnership is eligible to apply for $1,050,000 in Program Year 2023 for affordable housing activities.

Huron County will request funds for the following activities: HOME funds: Private Owner Rehabilitation $609,000/10 units; CDBG funds: Private Owner Repair $315,000/ 15 units (in conjunction with OHTF); & Fair Housing $2,500. HOME & CDBG funds: Program Administration $126,000. The partners will also commit program income funds for related activities.

On April 20, 2023, Huron County held the first of two public hearings to inform citizens about the CDBG program, including an explanation of eligible activities and requirements.

A second public hearing will be held on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Huron County Commissioners office, located at 180 Milan Ave Ste 7, Norwalk, OH 44857 to provide citizens with pertinent information on the County’s CHIP application, including an explanation of activities and eligibility. Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting. and provide their input.

Should any participant require auxiliary aids due to disability or non-English languages, please contact the commissioners’ office at 419-668-3092 x 1901 at least one week prior to the hearing date to ensure needs will be accommodated.