HUD Housing Program Information

HUD Housing Program Information

People in HUD housing programs who are low-income could potentially benefit from knowing more about the following programs and resources. resources.

For residents and program participants: Earned Income Tax Credit (files attached suitable for distribution in English and Spanish) – Many low-income families may be eligible for the IRS EITC which could provide a payment of up to $6,044 for tax year 2013. The fliers provide useful information and contacts to help your residents to file for free and to avoid paying others for “tax refund anticipation loans.” National Consumer Protection Week

For HUD grantees and Partners (Affordable Care Act):

  1. Local Navigators and Outreach Enrollment Centers.
  2. Outreach Enrollment sites Health Care Centers
HUD Housing Contacts

Thomas H. Leach

Field Office Director

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-5737
Raymond C. Keyser, Esq.
Acting Field Office Director
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Cleveland Field Office

Homeowners' Assistance Programs

Housing initiatives comprise the cornerstone of the Newark Community Development Block Grant program. Owner-occupied rehabilitation and emergency repair aid in the preservation of affordable housing. The City’s down payment assistance program strengthens the opportunity for homeownership. Other housing-related activities include fair housing and clearance/demolition.

EMERGENCY/MINOR HOME REPAIR - HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Program Overview
In an effort to meet the needs of low- to moderate-income homeowners within the City of Newark, the Development Department will administer The Emergency/Minor Home Repair Housing Rehabilitation Program.

The purpose of the program is to provide emergency/minor home repair assistance to eligible low- to moderate-income homeowners who are experiencing housing related maintenance issues that could render it substandard, uninhabitable, or in imminent danger of becoming such.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Eligible projects must be owner-occupied as defined by 24 CFR 92.2 & 92.254(b) 2 & (c) and be within the city limits of the City of Newark.
  • Mobile homes are not eligible for this program unless they are titled as real estate, set on a permanent foundation and the mobile home owner owns the land under the mobile home.
  • Land contract agreements are not eligible for this program.
  • Eligible applicants will be limited to households with total household incomes at or below 80% of the current Columbus MSA area median income as defined by HUD. Household is defined as all people occupying the home as their permanent residence, whether related or not. College age children, who reside at a college, can be included if counted as a dependent on the federal tax returns of the applicant.
  • Income of applicants will be verified by Department of Development staff and will be limited to those households with total household incomes at or below 80% of the current Columbus MSA area median income guidelines as defined by HUD.

Contact Information:
Melissa Seville, Office Manager
Phone: 740-670-7530
Email: mseville@newarkohio.net

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Newark is an entitlement community; therefore the Department of Development receives CDBG funds every year. The CDBG grant dollars fund some of the Department staff in addition to many community and economic development programs. The Department prepares a 5-Year Consolidated Plan that outlines the goals of how to spend the CDBG funding. Then each year, the Department prepares a 1-Year Action Plan for specific expenditures that must follow the goals of the 5-Year Plan. Some of these expenditures go toward activities that are carried out by the City (e.g. infrastructure projects, development incentives, and housing rehabilitation programs), while other funds go to entities that have applied for funding to support a specific program or initiative.

SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

In an effort to meet the needs of low- to moderate-income homeowners and landlords who provide housing to low-to moderate-income individuals within the City of Newark, the Development Department will administer a Sidewalk Replacement Program. The purpose of the program is to provide sidewalk replacement assistance to eligible low- to moderate-income homeowners and landlords who are in violation of Section 660.05 of the Newark Codified Ordinance which requires property owners to keep sidewalks in repair and free from nuisance. The funding source for the program will be the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Eligibility Guidelines
  • Eligible projects must be either owner-occupied or rental properties as defined by 24 CFR 92.2 & 92.254(b) 2 & (c) and be within the city limits of the City of Newark.
  • Mobile homes are not eligible for this program unless they are titled as real estate, set on a permanent foundation and the mobile home owner owns the land under the mobile home.
  • Land contract agreements are not eligible for this program.
  • Eligible applicants will be limited to households with total household incomes at or below 80% of the current Columbus MSA area median income as defined by HUD or landlords who provide housing to individuals who meet the current income guidelines. Household is defined as all people occupying the home as their permanent residence, whether related or not. College age children, who reside at a college, can be included if counted as a dependent on the federal tax returns of the applicant.
  • Income of applicants will be verified by Department of Development staff and will be limited to those households with total household incomes at or below 80% of the current Columbus MSA area median income guidelines as defined by HUD.

Contact Information:
Melissa Seville, Office Manager
Phone: 740-670-7530
Email: mseville@newarkohio.net