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Posted on: May 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022/2023 Action Plan Notice of Plan Availability – Notice of Public Hearing

City of Lorain

2022/2023 Action Plan

Notice of Plan Availability – Notice of Public Hearing

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 2022-2023 Program Year.


Notice of Plan Availability

The City of Lorain has prepared the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan. The plan will be made available to the public on May 20, 2022. This notice is being published to make citizens aware that a formal 30 calendar day comment period commenced on May 20, 2022 and will conclude on June 18, 2022. 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 Action Plan can be conveyed by contacting the City staff at:

 Matthew Kusznir

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 one public hearing of the updated 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan with the City of Lorain City Council, including the proposed use of funds on:

  Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Lorain City Hall

City Council Chambers

200 West Erie Avenue

Lorain, OH 44052

The City will provide technical assistance to citizens and groups 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 Matthew Kusznir in the Department of Building, Housing & Planning, or 440-204-2020. 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 2022 Program Year are detailed below:


Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
 $         1,267,955.00
Estimated Program Income (CDBG)
 $         363,400.00
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
 $         555,964.00
Estimated Program Income (HOME)
 $            60,000.00
Total Anticipated Revenue
 $      2,247,319.00

CDBG Expenses

 $         326,271.00
Fair Housing Testing
 $            30,000.00
Public Service
 $         100,000.00
Street Improvements
 $         536,450.00
Central Park Paving
 $            20,000.00
Park Restrooms
 $         313,134.80
Homeless Shelter Rehab 
 $            65,499.20
Home Repair
 $         240,000.00
Total CDBG Expenses
 $      1,631,355.00

HOME Expenses

 $            61,596.40
CHDO (Set-aside)
 $            83,394.60
Downpayment Assistance
 $         470,973.00
Total HOME Expenses
 $         615,964.00


*Any decrease or increase from estimated Program Income will be applied to the following activities:   Administration, Park Restrooms, and Home Repair.


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