Fisher Announces $2 Million for Foreclosure Prevention Activities
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Fisher Announces $2 Million for Foreclosure Prevention Activities

24 Organization Receive Grant Assistance

Columbus, OH – January 30, 2008 – Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced that 24 organizations will receive $2 million in awards for foreclosure counseling through the Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling Program. The grants will assist 9,000 low- and moderate-income households in 64 Ohio counties.

“As the foreclosure crisis continues to affect Ohio families, it is critical that the necessary tools and resources are deployed to protect families and their most valuable investment,” said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. “The Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling Program complements the efforts of the Strickland Administration’s Foreclosure Prevention Task Force toward ensuring that Ohioans have the resources, knowledge, and assistance during these challenging circumstances.”

The Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling Program is designed to provide an effective means of reducing the number of mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies for low -to moderate- income households in Ohio. Funding is provided to eligible nonprofit organizations for the purpose of providing counseling to homeowners in danger or at risk of losing their homes due to foreclosure.

Fiscal Year 2007 Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling Program
Award Recipients

County

Award Recipient

Amount ($)

Ashtabula
Athens
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Hamilton
Hamilton
Jefferson
Lucas
Mahoning
Montgomery
Montgomery
Portage
Ross
Sandusky
Summit

Catholic Charities of Ashtabula
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian
Cleveland Housing Network
Community Housing Solutions
Consumer Protection Association
Home Repair Resource Center
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
Spanish American Committee for Better Community
Columbus Housing Partnership, Incorporated
Columbus Urban League
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Ohio
Homes on the Hill Community Development Corp.
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati
Working in Neighborhoods
Jefferson County Community Action Agency
Northwest Ohio Development Agency
Children’s and Family Service
Lutheran Social Services Mid-America
St. Mary Development Corporation
Neighborhood Development Services
Frontier Community Services, Incorporated
WSOS Community Action Agency, Incorporated
Mustard Seed Development Center

50,000
40,000
145,500
125,000
55,000
50,000
150,000
121,000
138,000
111,300
144,100
111,300
94,900
50,000
74,200
35,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
74,200
50,000
25,000
62,100
143,400

Total $2,000,000

The Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling Program is funded by the Ohio Housing Trust fund which is administered by the Community Development Division at the Ohio Department of Development. The Community Development Division provides assistance to Ohio families through a variety of programming including neighborhood revitalization, homeless and housing assistance, home energy assistance, and weatherization programs. Additional information about programs and grants offered by the Community Development Division is available by visiting http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/ohcp/.