Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) Grant

What is the CHIP grant?

The State of Ohio Department of Development provides grants to small cities and counties that will help them to specifically provide housing assistance to qualified applicants. Those grants must be applied for by the eligible municipality(s), and they are awarded on a competitive basis. The Community Housing Impacts Preservation (CHIP) Grant is one of those grants. If awarded, the funds become available for two (2) years.

Wyandot County CHIP Grant

Wyandot County coordinated with the City of Upper Sandusky to form a partnership. Wyandot County with the City of Upper Sandusky as a partner has applied for CHIP Grant for at least the past 20 years. We are now applying for the 2023 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (which may include CDBG, HOME, and OHT funds) ). The maximum award for the partnership is $ 700,000. Wyandot County’s budgeted amount is $ 400,000 and the City of Upper Sandusky is $ 300,000.

Applying for Assistance

Eligible home assistance projects include: Minor Home Repairs, Down Payment Assistance, Major Owner Rehab. Applying is based on low - moderate income, first come first served. Please contact the Wyandot County CHIP Administrator, Retha Hensley, for more information on applying for assistance.

Need more Information?

For more information, contact Retha Hensley by phone or email. Please provide your name, mailing address, and the best way to contact you.

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement

Wyandot County will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, handicap/disability, sex, familial status or place of national origin. For questions, concerns, or to log a complaint please contact Retha Hensley at 419-294-6400.