City of Toledo Department of Housing and Community Development Launch Rooftops Repair Financial Assistance Program

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, the City of Toledo Department of Housing and Community Development, the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and a number of community partners announced the launch of the Rooftops Repair Financial Assistance Program.

Over a three-year period, the program will provide up to 650 low-to moderate-income eligible households in the City of Toledo with financial assistance for roof repair or replacement.

The 2021 Toledo Survey completed by the Land Bank evaluated six problem conditions for every structure in the City of Toledo. These conditions include exterior paint/siding, roofs, porch-foundations, windows, doors and fire damage.

Nine thousand one hundred and seventy-four (9,174) structures were observed to have roofs in need of repair or replacement.

“This is an exciting partnership with the City of Toledo, the Federal Government, and a number of community partners to help residents with roof repair or replacement,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said.

“This doesn’t solve the whole problem but it is a step in the right direction and something worth celebrating.”

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will prioritize roof repair to prevent further deterioration of owner-occupied residential properties by utilizing $2.6 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, $300,00 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, and private bank partner (s) loan products to establish and administer the City of Toledo Rooftops Financial Assistance Program (Rooftops).

Rooftops program partners will include Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHH), DHCD, the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and participating lenders.

“The rooftops program is another tool in our toolbox to preserve housing in Toledo,” Director Rosalyn Clemens, Department of Community Development said.

Repairing your roof is probably the single most important investment you can make for preventing further decline on a property. That is why we are focusing on this program.”

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