State Rep. Kathleen Clyde of Kent has announced that the state released $50,000 through the Ohio Housing Trust Fund's Housing Assistance Grant Program to the Community Action Council of Portage County.
The Community Action Council will use the funds released through the Ohio Housing Trust Fund to provide emergency home repairs and handicapped accessibility modifications to homeowners who are at or below 50 percent of the area median income in Portage County.
The funds will be used to assist around 25 local households.
The Ohio Housing Trust Fund provides funding through a competitive process to eligible nonprofit organizations to promote affordable housing opportunities and improve housing conditions for low-income families and individuals. As a result of the funding, an estimated 2,016 homes will be repaired in 64 Ohio counties and 62 households will be provided with down payment assistance.
"This grant will help the Community Action Council make emergency repairs to the homes of dozens of local residents," said Clyde. "Access to a safe, healthy living environment is critical to the well-being of our citizens, and the Community Action Council brings assistance to the members of our community who are most in need."
Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro and central and southern Portage County.