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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  12/4/2017

Development Services Agency

Development Services Agency
Waiver of Competitive Selection  (Revised Code Section 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (Revised Code Section 127.162)
Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:259.10
Operating Transfer Request  (Revised Code Section 127.14)
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
HB 49
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
6460 195638 Low- and Moderate- Income Housing Programs 2018 $1,111,300.00 $.00

David Goodman 12/04/2017
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
11/13/2017 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Rachel Near Title:  Director of Legislative Affairs
Phone:  (614) 644 - 8630 Fax:  (614) 728 - 4920 E-Mail:
  The Development Services Agency respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to release funds in the amount of $1,111,300 from Fund 6460, ALI 195638 (Low and Moderate Income Housing Programs), in FY18, to the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO), Ohio CDC Association, and Habitat for Humanity of Ohio.  
  The Target of Opportunity Grant Program provides funding to eligible organizations to create housing opportunities, expand housing services, and improve housing conditions for low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The funding will be awarded as follows:

COHHIO: $165,000
The funds will be used for the Tenant Outreach and Youth Housing Advocacy Programs and will benefit 1,500 persons during the one-year grant period as listed below:
- Provide information pertaining to rental housing issues,
- Support building tenant-based organizations to tenants, landlords, and stakeholders,
- Conduct fair housing workshops,
- Provide outreach to homeless and transitional youth (ages 11 to 24), families, and service providers in order to identify issues and build community resources for this population, and
- Provide training opportunities and technical assistance to service providers in local communities.

COHHIO: $250,000
The funds will be used for Training and Technical Assistance. Training and technical assistance to be provided includes:
- Provide training and technical assistance to Development as well as to community-based, nonprofit organizations across the state,
- Conduct training for Ohio agencies working with homeless persons/issues or affordable housing at the 2017 COHHIO Homelessness and Housing Conference,
- Update the "State of Homelessness Report" and the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (OBOSCOC) homeless services capacity analysis,
- Assist with coordinating, reviewing, and submitting the OBOSCOC application, including the application training, completion of Exhibit 1, and application review,
- Coordinate the OBOSCOC meetings and assist with planning and implementing the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, and
- Assist with coordinating and implementing the Point-in-Time count of the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as to complete the Housing Inventory Count report that informs the homeless assistance community on the capacity to house persons who are homeless.

Habitat for Humanity of Ohio: $200,000
Habitat will distribute $180,000 of the grant funds to approximately 14 Habitat affiliates statewide that are ineligible to participate in the Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program. The affiliates are expected to construct or rehabilitate 20 single-family homes. The project will assist 20 low-income families consisting of approximately 60 persons and leverage more than $1.2 million of local funds, including donations of labor and building materials. The remaining $20,000 will be used for administrative purposes.

Ohio CDC Association: $130,000
OCDCA will use $130,000 to secure placements for 10 full-time AmeriCorps/VISTA members to serve Community Development Corporations throughout the state with activities that include housing development, education and counseling, emergency home repair, and supportive housing programs. The program will assist with creating 200 affordable housing units and provide counseling to 800 individuals.

Ohio CDC Association: $91,300
OCDCA will use $76,800 for the Assets Ohio Individual Development Account (IDA) program which is a collaboration between OCDCA and seven nonprofit partner organizations throughout the state. The Assets Ohio program provides low-income households with down-payment assistance match for IDA accounts and homeownership education services. Potential education services include financial planning, credit counseling, and home buyer education. The program will leverage $76,840 in other funds and will assist 26 eligible low-income households. Program participation is limited to first-time, low-income home buyers.

Ohio CDC Association: $150,000
OCDCA will use $150,000 to provide training and technical assistance to local community development corporation personnel and community development professionals. The proposed training will cover various topics, including housing, community and economic development, microenterprise businesses, project financing, and individual development accounts (IDAs). The subject matter will be designed to benefit low-income individuals. The program will leverage $50,000 in other funds and provide training to 300 local community development corporation personnel and community development professionals. In PY 2015 and PY 2016, OCDCA conducted 26 training sessions which collectively attracted nearly 1,000 attendees.

Licking County Coalition for Housing: $125,000
Licking County Coalition for Housing (LCCH) will provide rapid re-housing assistance and case management to families throughout the 80-county Balance of State region. LCCH will coordinate with existing emergency shelters in this region to determine household eligibility as part of HUD's Family Homelessness Demonstration Program that requires persons to have at least one dependent child and to have been homeless for at least seven days. The program expects to assist 400 households consisting of 920 persons during the two-year grant period. LCCH's program provides improved customer services by partnering with local agencies that provide additional services and enable local gaps to be filled. Grant funds will be used for limited administrative costs and supportive services, including case management.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DEV0103236
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other Director's Memo (Ohio CDC, COHHIO, Habitat for Humanity)
Other Director's Memo (Ohio CDC Association TA)