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Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Funding – NEW 2016 FUNDING!!!!


The partnership of the Lorain County Commissioners and the City of Oberlin and the City of Sheffield Lake, has recently been awarded $1,062,500 in Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency.  As partners, each community has funds set aside to address home repair and the rehabilitation of privately owned, owner-occupied housing.


The CHIP grant funding awarded provides home repair and rehabilitation for homes located in Lorain County townships, villages and the cities of Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Oberlin and Sheffield Lake. In addition to residing in these communities, homeowners must meet income eligibility requirements.


Applications may be obtained at the following locations beginning October 6, 2016:  the Lorain County Community Development Department, 226 Middle Avenue, 5th floor, Elyria; the City of Oberlin, Planning Department, 69 S. Main Street, Oberlin; Oberlin Community Services, 285 S. Professor Street, Oberlin; the City of Sheffield Lake, 609 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, or by downloading the application here: fy-2016-client-application.


For further information contact the Lorain County Community Development Department at 440- 328-2322.


Housing Market Study Information


The City of Oberlin, Ohio has contracted with Cleveland State University for the development of a Comprehensive Community Housing Study and Needs Analysis for the Oberlin community. The results from the study will assist decision makers, stakeholders and community members by providing data that can guide public policy decisions in the area of housing and identify proposed action items that can be implemented to promote the appropriate blend of housing opportunities throughout the City. The study should provide a measured assessment of housing supply, present and future, unmet housing demand across various demographic categories and provide a comprehensive understanding of short-to-mid-term housing supply and demand. The report is intended to provide community-specific housing priorities.


Please click on the Housing Market Study button below for additional information from Study Steering Committee meetings and regarding housing data for Oberlin collected by Cleveland State.