Lorain County is eligible to apply to the State of Ohio, Development Services Agency (ODSA) for Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) funding. The CHIP program is funded under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Ohio Housing Trust Funds (OHTF). CDBG and HOME funds originate with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and OHTF originate with the State of Ohio.
The ODSA encourages and incentivizes cities and counties to partner on the CHIP application. The County may apply alone for CHIP funding of up to $400,000. Lorain County is eligible to
partner with the City of Oberlin, the City of North Ridgeville, and the City of Sheffield Lake. Together, the partners may request up to $1,350,000 in funding. The City of Amherst will receive
assistance through the Lorain County p01iion of the funding. Amherst submitted an umbrella letter of participation.
Lorain County, the City of Sheffield Lake, City of North Ridgeville and the City of Oberlin have reached an agreement to partner for the PY2020 Lorain County CHIP program. The County is to
serve as lead applicant and grantee. In the PY2018 Lorain County CHIP program the Cities of Oberlin and Sheffield Lake are in a similar partnership. The Cities of North Ridgeville and Amherst are first eligible for the PY20 CHIP program.
CHIP is a competitive grant program – not all applicants will receive funds.