The Ohio Development Services Agency recently awarded $5.5 million in grants to 22 local organizations to help low-income Ohioans make the repairs and accessibility upgrades necessary to remain in their own homes.
Funding for local agencies conducting home repair and handicapped accessibility improvements come from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.
The program enables seniors and low-income homeowners with disabilities to age in place rather than having to move to an institutionalized setting.
The Housing Assistance Grant Program funds programs targeting Ohioans at or below 50 percent of area median income. Local downpayment assistance and homebuyer counseling programs target those at or below 65 percent AMI.