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Posted on: June 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Plan Availability & Public Hearing for 2015/2019 Consolidated Plan & 2018/2019 Action Plan

Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended and the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, the City of Lorain, Ohio is required to prepare a plan that describes how the City will allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds to meet the needs of low and moderate income persons in the City of Lorain.

To that end an Action Plan is completed annually to describe the activities that will be undertaken to address the needs identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. It also serves as an application for CDBG and HOME funds. This Action Plan describes the activities that will take place during 2018-2019 Program Year.

Notice of Plan Availability

The City of Lorain has prepared its 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan. The plan will be made available to the public on July 2, 2018. This notice is being published to make citizens aware of the HUD issued waiver of the regulatory 30-day citizen participation public comment period for states and local jurisdictions, in favor of a minimum 15-calendar day comment period commencing on July 2, 2017 and will conclude on July 16, 2017. During this period copies of the Plan may be reviewed at the following locations:

  • City of Lorain Main Library, 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain, OH 44052
  • South Lorain Library, 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain, OH 44055
  • City Hall, Department of Building, Housing, and Planning, 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor, Lorain, OH 44052
  • The City of Lorain website at

Inquiries and comments concerning the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan can be conveyed by contacting the City staff at:

Lorain Consolidated Plan Comments

Department of Building, Housing, and Planning

200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor

Lorain, OH 44052

Telephone: (440) 204-2020

Fax: (440) 204-2080

Notice of Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing and adoption of the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan with the City of Lorain City Council, including the proposed use of funds on:

Monday, July 2, 2018, 5:00pm

Lorain City Hall Building

Police Conference Room

200 West Erie Avenue

Lorain, OH 44052

Note: The City Council Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

The City will provide technical assistance to citizens and group representative of persons that request such assistance.  In addition, the City will make adequate provisions to assist non-English speaking residents in interpreting program details and provisions on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide auxiliary aides and services for individuals with disabilities.  For requests for special accommodations please email or call Kellie Glenn, Director of Building, Housing, and Planning, or 440-204-2087. Requests for special accommodations must be made with reasonable advance notice.

Summary of Plan

The Action Plan includes an estimate of available resources from private and public sources to address identified needs, a description of the priorities and specific objectives to be addressed in this program year, a summary of the eligible programs or project that the City of Lorain will undertake to address the needs, and a description of geographic areas of the City in which assistance will be directed. Resources available for the 2018 Program Year are detailed below:

Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership Program
2018 Estimated Program Income (HOME/CDBG)

Total 2018 Resources


Planning (ConPlan update/Slum & Blight Study)
Fair Housing

Public Fac. Improvement
     (Broadway Streetscape)

Park & Rec. Facilities (2-4 parks will be improved)
Street Improvement (LMI Streets only)
Code Enforcement
Clearance/Demolition (Stoveworks)
Housing Programs:

     Emergency Home Repair
     Lead Hazard Control Grant Match
     Financial Literacy
CDBG Program Income

Total CDBG Projects


Down Payment Assistance$205,000
Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation

Total HOME Budget

Published: June 18, 2018

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