Public Hearing II - CHIP

Submitted by City of Wooster on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:50am

Wooster, Orrville, and Wayne County Partnership - Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program Application

2nd Hearing (CHIP Program - FY 2017-2019)

24 April 2017
12:00 PM – Lounge Room (2nd Floor)
County Administration Building
428 W. Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

The City of Wooster, City of Orrville, and Wayne County intend to, as a single Partnership, apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development, for funding under the Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program, comprised of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program and HOME federally funded programs administered by the State. Provided the Partnership meets applicable program requirements, the Partnership is eligible to apply for $962,500 for fiscal years 2017-2019 HOME and CDBG funding (and potentially State of Ohio Housing Trust Funds).

A second and final public hearing will be held on April 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the Wayne County Administration Building, inside the Lounge Room (2nd Floor), located at 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio, to give Wayne County residents an opportunity to review and comment on the City’s and County’s partnership application, including the activities summarized below, before the Partnership submits its application. Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting.

The City of Wooster, on January 31, 2017, and Wayne County, on February 7, 2017, each conducted public hearings to inform citizens about the CDBG and CHIP programs, eligible activities, and other important program requirements. The City of Orrville will also apply as an individual member of the Partnership. Based on both citizen input and City of Wooster and Wayne County officials’ assessments of the area needs, the City and County will propose renewing the current Partnership to file an application to undertake the following CHIP eligible ACTIVITIES for Fiscal Year 2017-2019:

  • Private Owner Rehabilitation: $357,700
  • Rental Rehabilitation: $137,000
  • Home Repair: $194,900
  • Home Repair - Septic: $52,100
  • Homeownership: $119,700
  • Project Administration: $100,100
  • Fair Housing: $1,000

Community Information

Those unable to attend are welcome to submit comments and questions to Jonathan Millea, CHIP Grant Program Oversight, at, or by phone via 330.263.5250, or by mail to Jonathan Millea, 538 N. Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691, by 5pm on April 24th, 2017. Special auxiliary aids for handicapped persons are available upon request with at least five (5) days’ notice prior to a meeting.