Grant Programs

Housing Assistance Programs

FY2021 CHIP Grant

Applications for CHIP grant assistance are now available.  As in the past, there will be two types of assistance available to income-eligible, single-family homeowners:   

Minor Home Repairs - will be used to correct one or two building or fire code issues at an owner occupied home.  

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation - Will be used to correct all eligible building and fire code issues at an owner occupied home.  

More information can be found at 2021 CHIP Information Packet

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant(s) must own and reside in the home.  Rental properties or properties being purchased via a "land contract" are not eligible
  • Household income must be less than 80% of the region’s median income. Any household whose income exceeds the 80% threshold is not eligible for assistance.  See 2021 HUD Income Table (below).
  • Household may have no more than $100,000 in assets, exclusive of the value of the home.
  • Must be current on all mortgage & tax payments
  • Must provide evidence of house insurance.  

For more information, see 2021 CHIP Information Packet

General Information (for All Housing Grants)

  • Programs funded through the CDBG CHIP and Allocation programs are not "home beautification" programs. Activities that are generally eligible for financial assistance include roof repairs; furnaces; hot water tanks; structural deficiencies (porches, stairs, etc.); electrical panels and plumbing and similar building code violations and threats to safety. Cosmetic improvements (i.e. new cabinets, carpeting, etc.) are generally not eligible for assistance. Each application will be reviewed to ensure that the repairs being requested meet program goals.
  • All CDBG CHIP and Allocation programs are designed to assist low and moderate income (LMI) households.   An LMI household is one where total gross household earnings are less than 80% of the area’s median income. 

For more information, see 2021 CHIP Information Packet

Where to pick up and submit applications

An Application and program information may be downloaded from the link below or be picked up in person at::

  • Wadsworth City Hall (Building & Planning Office), 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth
  • Medina County Administration Building (Department of Planning Services), 144 North Broadway Street, Medina

2021 CHIP Application

Where to submit completed applications

Completed applications may be dropped off at Wadsworth City Hall or the County Planning Offices at the addresses noted above.  Applications received will be scanned and sent to the consultant overseeing the grant program.  Applicants will then be contacted directly by the consultant to go over the status of the application and what the next steps will be.  

Instruction for completing the application and other supporting documents that may need to be supplied are listed in the grant application packet: 2021 CHIP Information Packet.  


Important Documents