Rep. Cera Announces State Funding For Low-income Homeowners In Region
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development to provide $442,000 toward home repairs, accessibility modifications in SE Ohio counties
March 12, 2020
 
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State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) Monday announced $442,000 in state funding awarded to the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) for use providing home repairs and handicapped accessibility modifications in its service area spanning eastern and southern Ohio, including Jefferson, Belmont and Monroe counties.


“I am pleased to see state funds supporting COAD’s great work making quality of life improvements in counties across Appalachian Ohio,” said Rep. Cera. “Investing in efforts to help our neighbors and their families maintain a safe, stable home is important to the future growth and success of our region.” 


The available funds are directed to COAD through the Ohio Development Services Agency Office of Community Development (OCD) from its Low and Moderate-Income Ohio Housing Trust Fund. Grant-eligible projects will benefit homeowners whose income is at or below 50 percent of the Area Media Income in their respective county, with special consideration made for senior citizens living on fixed incomes.


Funds will be used to complete health and safety-related home repairs, enabling individuals and families to remain in their homes and minimizing the risk of homelessness. COAD estimates roughly 59 housing units in the area will receive repairs and improvements from the administration of their grant funding.


The release of awarded funds was approved unanimously without hold by the Ohio Controlling Board, of which Rep. Cera is a member.

 
 
 
  
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