Clinton Co. to get $800K grant to improve housing


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Clinton County will receive an $800,000 grant to partner with the City of Wilmington to rehabilitate eight owner-occupied homes, repair 20 owner-occupied homes, provide rental assistance to 14 households and help Habitat for Humanity build two homes.

The announcement was made by the Ohio Development Services Agency, which is a State of Ohio government agency.

It awarded 31 communities grants to rehabilitate, repair, and construct affordable housing for low-income Ohioans, as well as provide homeownership and rental assistance.

The Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program grants total nearly $25.7 million. The grants are funded by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs.

“We’re improving the quality of life for Ohioans and strengthening our communities,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program uses a flexible, community-wide approach to improve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Ohioans and neighborhoods, stated a news release from the agency.

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