City of Toledo Marks Beginning of Homeownership Month 2021
The City of Toledo marks the beginning of Homeownership Month 2021, a time of year when we join the White House, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Administration, and others to recognize the critical importance of homeownership and its impact upon the lives of Toledo families, neighborhoods, and the economy.
Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz joined other mayors across the nation this week and proclaimed June as Homeownership Month in the City of Toledo.
“We have programs and services in place to help make the dream of homeownership an attainable reality in our community,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said.
“A home is the most significant family investment that creates generational wealth, and the Toledo Department of Neighborhoods works to help our residents achieve homeownership, and has also made preservation of existing housing a priority,” said Rosalyn Clemens, Department of Neighborhoods director.
The Kapszukiewicz administration will conduct several informational public meetings this month to assist residents interested in homeownership; financial resources to help with rehabilitation; navigating the Residential Rental Properties and Lead Safety Compliance law, and receiving input on a draft Comprehensive Housing Strategy. The meetings will be held as follows:
- At 6 p.m., June 14, there will be a virtual public meeting on the city’s Home At Last Down Payment Assistance Program. The public may join at this link, https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/j/86973584287, or by telephone by dialing 888-204-5987 with conference code 165882.
- At 6 p.m., June 17, there will be Huntington Bank informational meeting on homeownership, repair, and lead remediation. The public may join at this link, https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/j/81473437786, or by telephone by dialing 888-204-5987 with conference code 165882.
- At 6 p.m., June 24, there will be a Premier Bank informational meeting on homeownership, repair, and lead remediation. The public may join at this link, https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/j/87061267835, or by telephone by dialing 888-204-5987 with conference code 165882.
- A “Lead-Safe Toledo 101” webinar will be held for anyone who wants to know more about lead paint in Toledo and receive an overview of the risks, regulations, and how to get help, at 6 p.m., June 29. The public may register to attend the virtual meeting at this link: https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hew9z81wRE2CVV2T6I-hEQ
- The Comprehensive Housing Strategy Virtual Public Meeting will be held at 6 p.m., June 30. The public may join at this link, https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/j/83341389320, or by telephone by dialing 888-204-5987 with conference code 165882.
The city operates theHome at Last Program, a down payment assistance program that helps income-eligible first-time home buyers with up to $7,500 to use toward the purchase of a home and up to $9,500 in target neighborhoods. Additionally, the city’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program provides assistance to low- to moderate-income households and the Lead Safety Compliance Early Bird Matching Grant is a grant program to help property owners become compliant with Toledo’s Residential Rental Properties and Lead Safety Compliance law.