Housing Fair Thursday, April 4

 

The city of Toledo Neighborhood and Business Development department will be one of seven organizations participating in a housing fair, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St.

Representatives from the organizations will discuss home repair and maintenance. The housing fair is designed for owner-occupied homeowners in the neighborhoods bordering Monroe Street between the Toledo Museum of Art and ProMedica Toledo Hospital. The city’s focus will include lead-based paint and making units lead safe. Attendees will be able to talk directly with representatives.

“I am delighted the community is asking us to participate in these kinds of outreach activities,” said Amy Sackman Odum, Neighborhood and Business Development director. “We have services to offer and we are looking forward to helping the Monroe Street neighborhood become aware of our programs.”

A second housing fair will be held in the Junction neighborhood on May 31. More information on that will be released on a later date.

The city of Toledo provides a variety of home repair services to owner-occupied and rental properties. More information can be found at this link: 

Home Repair Program Information

The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program, provided by the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, is among the programs offered by the city. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. It provides financial assistance to help control lead paint hazards in residential units located in the city. Qualified rental properties may be eligible for up to a $14,000 grant to address lead hazards. Owner occupied properties can receive up to $16,000. Assistance will vary with the needs of the property. The highest priority is given to units occupied by lead-poisoned children under the age of six, or at least one pregnant female past her first trimester.

“The grant requires Toledo to complete 160 homes by Dec. 31, 2020,” Ms. Odum said. “We need property owners and residents to apply because if we do not use this grant funding it will be returned to Washington. We will discuss all programs during the housing fairs to determine the best fit. For example, a homeowner interested in the paint program may actually qualify for the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program, which would bring a whole home up to code standards while also making the house lead safe. For more information on our programs, call 419-245-1400.”

Applications for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program can be found at this link: 

Application for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program