Division of Housing
Veronica Burkhardt, Commissioner
One Government Center, Suite 1800
Toledo, Ohio 43604
The Department of Neighborhoods, Division of Housing utilizes federal funds for a myriad of programs. Eligible activities include the rehabilitation and/or new construction of rental housing, homeowner rehabilitation, homebuyer activities and tenant-based rental assistance, for persons at or below 80% of Area Median Income. Below is the list of activities performed by the Housing Division:
- Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program, offered to homeowners to address housing codes issues as a deferred loan, forgivable based on residency and ownership for 10 years; click on the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Guidelines link under "Program"; Effective October 3, 2016, this program is open and accepting applications.
- Rental Rehab program, which is offered to owners of 1-4 unit properties for bringing the unit up to code (match required);
- CHDO HOME Development Pool Program for Community Housing Development Organizations to rehab or construct housing units as sponsors, developers or owners (15% set aside annually);
- Down Payment Assistance for first time homebuyers (DPA);
- The Historical/Environmental Review, which conducts Section 106 (historic) reviews to determine whether or not a project will significantly impact properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic places. This section also conducts environmental reviews to determine whether or not a project will significantly impact the environment;
- Underwriting of projects by staff Specialists, which includes review and reasonableness of HOME requests, determining financial & staff capacity of the applicant, and subsidy layering evaluation;
- Relocation for all tenants (whether commercial or residential) in any projects using federal, state, and/or local funds for: demolition, rehabilitation, acquisition or conversion. Referral advisory services, counseling, eligible benefits and assistance for housing are offered, assuring that the person(s) being displaced or temporarily relocated is matched with appropriate resources;
- Inspections by Rehabilitation Technicians and Specialists for current projects to determine satisfactory work completion; work also includes annual Housing Quality Standard inspections, TBRA unit inspections and preparation of specifications;
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds are spent to acquire vacant, abandoned or foreclosed houses in target areas for rehabilitation and sale to qualified home buyers.
ASSISTANCE FOR HOMEOWNERS
The Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, in an effort to provide access to outside resources for homeowners needing mortgage information and/or assistance, has provided a link to a dual program of the U. S. Department of Treasury and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This site offers a wealth of information and provides access to HUD-approved housing counselors, helpful tools and other mortgage assistance tips.
To be directed to the website that has this valuable information, please click the link below. http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/Pages/default.aspx