A picture of Samantha Walters

Samantha Walters – Community Development Director

Phone – 330.830.1721     |     Fax – 330.830.1778
swalters@massillonohio.gov
151 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44647

The Community Development Department manages the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Massillon receives this funding as an entitlement Community through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Being an entitlement community means 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/.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
TO RECEIVE CITIZEN COMMENTS ON DRAFT FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET

CITIZEN COMMENT PERIOD
The City of Massillon will receive comments on the DRAFT FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET for a period of 30 days from April 19th 2022 through May 19th 2022, during regular office hours from 8:30 – 4:30. Written Comments on the DRAFT FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET should be directed by mail, email, or fax to the address listed below.

City of Massillon
Community Development Department
Massillon Government Annex
151 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646

Telephone: 330-830-1721   Fax: 330-830-1778  Email: swalters@massillonohio.gov

The City of Massillon’s DRAFT FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET will be available for public review at the following locations:

City of Massillon: Community Development                                 Massillon Public Library
151 Lincoln Way East                                                                            208 Lincoln Way East
  Massillon, Ohio 44646                                                                          Massillon, Ohio 44646

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS

Interested in commenting or receiving information about a current or upcoming program plan? Reach out to Samantha at (330)830-1721 or swalters@massillonohio.gov. We encourage citizens to participate in the planning process, particularly those of low to moderate income. We want to hear from YOU!

Citizens Participation Plan

 

A target area is a Census tract where the housing market is highly challenged. The map below was developed using Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs). QCTs are based on household income data and designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At least 70% of funding each year must go towards serving low-to-moderate income individuals, so several of our program are designed to serve only those residing in these QCTs.

Target Area Map (2019)

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Housing Market Reinvestment Program (HMRP)
 
In 2015 City Council created the Housing Market Reinvestment Program (HMRP). The HMRP is a grant created to encourage homebuyers in the City of Massillon to purchase a home that is either located in the Target Area or a property purchased after previous foreclosure.

Homeowners that have met the criteria listed above are eligible to apply for the HMRP grant each year for 3 years following the purchase of their home. Applications are accepted beginning March 1st of every year, and ending March 31st. Applications received or postmarked after the March 31st deadline will be denied.

Qualifying homebuyers must remain in their home and it must be their primary residence for 3 years following the purchase. The amount of grants will be based funding ability. The maximum grant awarded cannot be greater than $1,000 or amount of property taxes paid, whichever is less.

Click Here to apply online!