State Representative Lynn Slaby (R-Copley) has announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $200,000 from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to Habitat for Humanity of Ohio for the purpose of constructing single-family homes for low-income families across the state.
According to documents from the Office of Budget and Management, Habitat will distribute the grant funds to approximately 16 Habitat affiliates in participating jurisdictions in Ohio. The affiliates—including Habitat for Humanity of Summit County—are expected to construct 20 single-family homes and assist 20 low-income families consisting of approximately 60 persons.
“I am excited that Habitat for Humanity is receiving funds so that it can carry out the vital work it provides to families in need,” stated Rep. Slaby. “Having known people who have volunteered on their construction projects, I understand the importance of this organization to our community.”
The participating families will have incomes at or below 50 percent of the area median income and will assist in the construction or rehabilitation of their homes.