Department of Neighborhoods

Rosalyn Clemens, Director
One Government Center
Suite 1800
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: 419-245-1400
Fax: 419-245-1192


 

From the Director

July 8, 2020

At the Department of Neighborhoods, we strive to improve the quality of life in Toledo’s neighborhoods. Our work includes housing repair, creation, and preservation of affordable housing, fostering home-ownership, and code enforcement. This important work is undertaken with many nonprofit partners and neighborhood organizations. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 we have been hard at work during the last quarter. We spearheaded the completion and approval of the City’s COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant applications to HUD, allowing us to access and deploy $6.6 million of federal CARES Act funding to assist our residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key initiatives developed in response to COVID-19 are the $2 million Emergency Renter Assistance Program and the $1 million Emergency Micro-enterprise Grant Program.

Staff successfully completed the development of the City’s 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan that identifies community needs and priorities and provides a blueprint for the expenditure of federal housing and community development entitlement funding. To commemorate June National Home-ownership Month we launched the Home at Last Program with a goal of creating 50 new homeowners in our neighborhoods by providing much needed down payment and closing costs assistance to eligible first time home buyers. There is much work to be done to continue to create sustainable neighborhoods. Staff is committed to improving service delivery through more responsive program design, enhanced outreach to increase program access, partnership building, and working with the private sector to create funding leverage opportunities.

Rosalyn Clemens, Director

Second Quarter Accomplishments

19 Special projects completed
6 Owner-occupied rehabs completed 
3 Code violation abatements completed
20 Units made lead safe
26 New units enrolled
15 New contracts closed
27 Contracts awarded
3 Units painted
13 Down payment assistance grants issued

Mission Statement

The Department of Neighborhoods provides and assists with the development of quality affordable housing, collaborates with community partners to support the quality of life initiatives and programs. We strive for code compliance on properties in our community and work to eliminate blight affecting our neighborhoods. 


    PUBLIC nOTICE

The City of Toledo is directed by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to notify the general public of the undertakings, activities, and accomplishments completed in and at the close of each Program Year through a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides an assessment of the federally funded programs monitored by the COT's Department of Neighborhoods: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP), and Lead Hazard Control & Health Homes Grant. 

The DRAFT CAPER will be available for review beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020.  

The City of Toledo will also receive comments from the public in writing beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2020 through Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

For more information, please click here

To view the 2019-2020 DRAFT CAPER, please click here!


 to view the 2015-2020 consolidated plan substantial amendment   

please CLICK HERE!   


   charitable DONATION CONTAINER

The City of Toledo enacted Toledo Municipal Code Section 962 which defines the City’s “Charitable Donation Container Registration” process.  The Ordinance establishes rules and regulations pertaining to the approval and placement of containers along with a required yearly registration fee of $100 per location.  The registration fee is due by January 1st of each year and is valid for one (1) calendar year or the remaining portion of the calendar year in which the registration was initially required. For questions or more information contact 419-245-1400.

Please click the link below to view registration form.

              Charitable Donation Container Registration Form   


HOOP HOUSE

Interested in building a HOOP HOUSE and would like information on the process and/or procedure, please click here.


Code Compliance Guide

For more information on the Code Compliance Guide, please click here.  


VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRATION

For more information on the Vacant Property Registration, please click here. 


  Citizen Participation Plan

To view the citizen participation plan, please CLICK HERE!


 2020 - 2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN and 2020-2021 ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN

 To view the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 One-Year Action Plan, please click here ! 

Please click here to view the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan priority needs and goals!  


2018 - 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

To view the 2018 - 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), please click here.


TO VIEW THE 2020 ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 


For full listing of reports please visit the Reports & Information Page

Public Notices