Fisher announces $6 million for housing assistance grants
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Fisher announces $6 million for housing assistance grants

Columbus, OH, November 21, 2007  Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced that 37 nonprofit organizations were awarded $6,080,000 from the Housing Assistance Grant Program to assist low- and moderate-income Ohioans with an emergency home repair, handicapped accessibility, homebuyer counseling, or down-payment assistance need. The grants will assist 2,543 homes with emergency repairs; provide 202 households with homebuyer counseling; provide 72 households with down payment assistance, and are expected to leverage more than $5.6 million in additional public and private funds.

“It is imperative that all Ohioans have access to resources that will provide safe and secure housing environments,” said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Whether it is through providing access assistance to handicapped Ohioans or helping individuals achieve the dream of home ownership, these grants are critical toward enhancing the quality of life for families across the State.”

The Housing Assistance Grant Program provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that provide housing assistance services to low-income Ohioans. The applications are rated against the following criteria: program impact, need, innovation, targeting, organization history, staff experience, program feasibility, program coordination, project outcomes, and project completeness.

The Housing Assistance Grant Program is funded with Ohio Housing Trust Fund dollars and administered by the Ohio Department of Development.

The complete list of grantees follows.

2007 Housing Assistance Grant Program
Award Recipients

County

Ashtabula

Athens
Columbiana
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga
Defiance
Erie
Fayette
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Gallia
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Jackson
Jefferson
Lake
Lake
Licking
Logan
Lorain
Lucas
Lucas
Lucas
Mahoning
Montgomery
Noble
Pickaway
Portage
Richland
Stark
Stark
Summit
Summit
Wayne

Award Recipient

Ashtabula County Community Housing Development Organization
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
Community Action Agency of Columbiana County
Community Housing Solutions
Famicos Foundation
Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission
Erie-Huron Community Action Commission
Community Action Commission of Fayette County
Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
Homes on the Hill
Rebuilding Together
Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency
Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
People Working Cooperatively
Resident Home Corporation
Jackson-Vinton Community Action Agency
Jefferson County Community Action Commission
Lake County Community Development Corporation
Lifeline, Incorporated
Licking Economic Development Study Community Action Agency
Tri-County Community Action Commission
YWCA of Elyria
Ability Center
Area Agency on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Incorporated
Lagrange Development Corporation
Interfaith Home Maintenance
Dayton Fund for Home Rehabilitation
GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission
Pickaway County Community Action Commission
Community Action Commission of Portage County
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging 10 B
J.R. Coleman Senior Outreach Center
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation
Tri-County Independent Living Center
Community Action Wayne-Medina

Amount

$ 200,000

186,100
73,500
675,000
67,000
150,000
70,000
100,000
100,000
150,000
148,000
90,000
500,000
87,700
430,000
50,000
150,000
150,000
50,000
34,000
200,000
200,000
64,700
200,000
300,000
75,000
210,000
75,000
160,000
100,000
52,000
430,000
240,000
36,000
50,000
40,000
186,000

Total $6,080,000
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