Housing Programs


Below are links to the current programs in the Housing Division geared towards Homeowners.

Acquisition and Relocation Compliance Services
Acquisition and relocation due to a federally funded housing/highway project or code vacate order.

American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI)
Downpayment assistance to purchase a first home in the City of Columbus.

Chores Program
The Chores program assists senior citizens and/or disabled persons with minor repairs to their homes. These repairs must be for the safety and/or health of the senior or disabled person.

Community Reinvestment Areas/Residential Tax Incentives
Property tax abatement on increased valuation due to property improvements in the Community Reinvestment Areas.

Critical Home Repair Program
The mission of the Critical Home Repair Program is to assist individuals, families, and veterans to remain in their homes and live independently in a safe and sound environment.

Emergency Repair Program
The Emergency Repair program provides for the immediate correction of an emergency condition that has been determined to present an imminent danger to the health and/or safety of the occupants of residential property in the City of Columbus including heating, plumbing, and electrical repairs.

Healthy Homes Production Grant
The Healthy Homes Program is designed to protect the most vulnerable families in the community from housing-related hazards by preserving affordable housing, improving conditions, and improving neighborhoods in the city. The program will holistically address a variety of high-priority housing-based health and safety hazards, such as mold and moisture, pests, injury and safety hazards, poor indoor air quality, carbon monoxide, and the identification and removal of lead-based paint.

Lead Safe Columbus
Lead-based paint hazard control work (interior and exterior).

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Tool Library
The Tool Library is a tool-lending library that is located in Columbus, Ohio. The Tool Library was created by the City of Columbus in 1976, using a Federal Community Development Block Grant. The Tool Library offers over 200 different types of and over 4,500 individual hand and power tools.

Vacant Property Redevelopment
The purpose of the VPR program is to redevelop residential homes and residential properties either for sale as homeownership opportunities or for short term lease purchase (up to 36 months).