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City of Willard awarded grant for home repairs

City of Willard awarded grant for home repairs

The City of Willard was recently awarded a grant to provide eligible residents with necessary home repairs for electrical systems, roofs, and other needs.

The City of Willard will receive $300,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development for the Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) program, which provides home repairs for low to moderate-income households. The funds are part of a larger award package of $1,050,000, which includes $400,000 to Huron County and $350,000 to the City of Norwalk for home repairs.

The CHIP program is administered through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), which has operated home repair programs in northwest Ohio since 1994.

CHIP covers home repairs that include electrical, plumbing, roof, ADA modifications and other system upgrades, provided at no cost to the resident. CHIP also offers home rehabilitations for more extensive repair work. Rehabilitations are largely grant-funded, with a portion of the cost covered through a no-interest deferred loan to the homeowner that must be paid at the time of title transfer. Income eligibility and other guidelines apply.

To apply, residents may contact Great Lakes Community Action Partnership at 1-800-775-9767 or 419-333-6101. For more information about the CHIP program, visit

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