Housing Assistance Programs
FY2017 CHIP Grant
The Ohio Development Services Agency recently announced that the CHIP grant application filed by Medina County in May 2017 was approved for funding. As a partner with the County on this application, 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 - 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 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.