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Samantha Walters – Community Development Director

Phone – 330.830.1721     |     Fax – 330.830.1778
151 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH  |  44647

The responsibility of the Community Development Department is to oversee the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that Massillon receives as an entitlement Community through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more commonly referred to as HUD. Being an entitlement Community means that rather than having to apply to receive CDBG funding, the City is automatically awarded funds through a formula allocation. Each activity that we undertake using CDBG dollars must meet one of the three National objectives outlined by HUD. The three national objectives are as follows:

  1. Benefit to low- and moderate- income (LMI) persons;
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and
  3. Meet a need having a particular urgency (referred to as urgent need).

In addition to the CDBG funding, the City receives HOME Investment Partnership funds as a Stark County HOME Consortium member. For more information on the City's HOME funded programs visit the Housing Department page: https://massillonohio.gov/housing/.