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Office of Housing and Community Partnerships

Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)

Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) provides funding to local governments for the improvement and provision of affordable housing for LMI citizens. CHIP funds are distributed in one competitive funding round. A community is allowed to submit only one application in any application round.

Community Housing Development Organization Competitive Operating Grant Program (CHDO)

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Competitive Operating Grant Program provides operating support to organizations to continue affordable housing development. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) administers the CHDO, which is funded through the HOME Program.

Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP)

The Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) provides financing for low- and moderate-income citizens for eligible housing developments to expand the supply of decent, safe, affordable housing using HOME funds. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) administers the HDAP, which is funded through the federal HOME Program and Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF).

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

As a result of the enactment of House Resolution 3221, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $3.9 billion of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to states and communities across the country to address the nation’s abandoned and foreclosed homes crisis. In total, Ohio received an allocation of $258,089,179, with more than $116.8 million awarded to the state and the remaining funds awarded directly to Ohio cities and counties. The Ohio Development’ Services Agency will administer the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).