Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Funding – FUNDING NOW CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!!!!

Funding for home repairs is now available to income-eligible City of Oberlin residents through the 2020 Lorain County Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program.  The application form to apply for the program can be found here: PY 20 CHIP Client Application – Final -(16 pages).  Applications can also be picked up in the City of Oberlin Department of Planning and Development Office, 2nd Floor, 69 S. Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio.  For questions concerning the program, please contact Drake Hopewell at 440-328-2413.

PY 2020 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program Environmental Review Record – NEW

Click Here: Lorain County ER (2)

Heritage Home Program

If your home in the City of Oberlin is 50 years old or older, this may be just the program for you!  The Heritage Home Program (HHP) offers free home repair and maintenance advice, personalized site visits, and access to as low as 2.375% fixed-interest financing over a 5-10 year term.  To schedule a free site visit or to learn more about qualifying for the low-interest loan, contact HHP staff at (216) 426-3116 or You can also visit the Program’s website at to get more information or click the Heritage Home Program button below.

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.