Lorain County Board of Commissioners Award Home Repair in North Ridgeville to Local Contractor
Lorain County - The Lorain County Board of Commissioners approved at this morning’s meeting a contract to KMU Trucking and Excavating for removal of a septic system and connection to sanitary sewer line along with related plumbing in the amount of $9,850 and a contingency for unforeseen conditions of $985. The repair will assist a homeowner in North Ridgeville.
This project is 100% funded through a Community Housing Impact Program (CHIP) Grant that the County applied for and received in 2016. Lorain County, in partnership with the cities of Oberlin and Sheffield Lake, applied for and was awarded over $1.1 million dollars. These funds are used to maintain homeownership, preserve affordable housing and protect and stabilize neighborhoods. Funds are also used for Fair Housing activities, programming with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority and administration of the program.
The 2016 funds are fully committed to projects. The County plans on applying for funding in 2018. The grants are on a two-year cycle, meaning the County cannot apply again until the 2018 Program Year.
The CHIP funds can be used to preserve housing in all Lorain County communities except for Lorain, Elyria, and Vermilion which operate their own programs. Contractors wishing to be able to participate in bidding on projects need to contact Community Development at (440) 328-2322. There is approximately $590,000 plus to be bid out yet.
For further information contact the Lorain County Community/Economic Development Department at 440- 328-2322.