Housing Assistance Programs
FY2019 CHIP Grant
In May 2019, Medina County and the City filed a joint application for funding under the state's 2019 CHIP program. We have received unofficial word that our application has been funded and we are waiting for the state to formally release the names of all communities that will receive funding through this program.
The CHIP grant period will run from approximately September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021. A "kick off" meeting will be scheduled in the near future to provide information regarding the project; who qualifies for assistance; what types of improvements are eligible for assistance, and aspects of the program
Applications for assistance will not be available until the night of the kick off meeting.
Addition information will be posted to this website as it becomes available.
FY2017 CHIP Grant
The grant program application filed by the County and City for 2017 CHIP funds was successful. The program will run from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019. Approximately $386,000 will be available for home rehabilitation and repairs for income-qualified households located in the City limits. Residents in Wadsworth Township will have to apply for assistance directly with Medina County.
FY2017 CHIP Update - 5/3/2019
The FY2017 will be ending soon. All projects must be completed by August 31, 2019. NO NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN at this time.
FY2017 CHIP Update - 1/17/2019
Applications for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Round #4 are now being accepted through February 6, 2019. Application packets are available at Wadsworth City Hall or the Medina County Administration Building, 120 West Washington Street #3B, Medina, OH.
Where to Submit Completed 2017 CHIP Applications
Completed applications may not be dropped off at City Hall. Once an application has been completed and all required supporting documentation complied, applicants will need to contact Malinda Freeman at Ohio Regional Development Corp., (phone #330-410-6581) to schedule an appointment to have your application and supporting documents reviewed and verified. The application, list of required supporting documents and filing instructions are included in the application packet.
FY2018 CDBG Allocation Grant
The City of Wadsworth now falls under Medina County's CDBG program and as part of their application for 2018, approximately $100,000 was awarded to Wadsworth for the replacement and upsizing of a public waterline on Watrusa Street. The project will be completed by August 31, 2019.
General Information (for All Housing Grants)
- Programs funded through the CDBG CHIP and Allocation programs are not "home beautification" programs. The activities that are generally eligible for financial assistance include roof repairs; furnaces; hot water tanks; structural deficiencies (porches, stairs, etc.); electrical panels and plumbing and similar building code violations and threats to safety. Cosmetic improvements (i.e. new cabinets, carpeting, etc.) are generally not eligible for assistance. Each application will be reviewed to ensure that the repairs being requested meet program goals. Rental properties are not eligible for this program.
- Please note that all home repairs and improvements funded through these grants are income-based, and designed to improve housing conditions for low- and moderate-income homeowners. If your household income exceeds the amounts shown on the table for Medina County, you do not qualify for any housing grant assistance.