Program Year 2017 Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program


 Allen County and the City of Delphos intend to partner with Putnam County to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program (CHIP), which includes funds from the U.S. Department of HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs administered by the State.  Putnam County will serve as the applicant/grantee, with Allen County and the City of Delphos, and together they are eligible to apply for $1,250,000 in PY'2017 for affordable housing activities.


Putnam County, on behalf of the partners, will request funds for the following activities: with HOME funds:  Private Owner Rehabilitation -$635,000/16 units ($236,000/6 units Allen, $203,000/5 units Delphos); New Construction with Habitat for Humanity-$66,000/3 units ($22,000 /1 unit Allen Co.); Tenant Rent Assistance - $24,000/4 units ($0 for Allen, Delphos); Administration - $70,000. With CDBG funds: Home Repair-$275,000/25 owner units ($99,000/9 units Allen, $66,000/6 units Delphos), $34,000/4 rental units ($17,000/2 units Allen, $17,000/2 units Delphos); Administration & Fair Housing ($80,000); with Ohio Housing Trust Funds: Owner Home Repair $66,000/6 units ($22,000/2 units each, Allen & Delphos). Allen Co. will also commit program income funds for related activities.


On March 9, 2017, Allen County held the first of two public hearings to inform citizens about the CDBG program, including an explanation of eligible activities and requirements.


A second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the offices of the Allen County Commissioners located at 301 North Main Street, Third Floor, Lima, Ohio 45801, to allow citizens the opportunity to provide final input on the 2017 CHIP application. 


Should any participant require auxiliary aids (interpreter, brailed or taped material, assertive listening device, other) due to a disability, please contact 419-228-1836 no later than April 10, 2017.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments prior to the hearing date should address comment to the Allen County Board of Commissioners, 301 North Main Street, Third Floor, Lima, OH 45801.