Community Development
130 High Street, Hamilton OH

Tel: 513-785-5391
Fax: 513-785-5723

Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm


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Community Development Programs

Butler County receives a Federal Allocation through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis through the following programs:

 

 

From the funds received through the above HUD Programs, Butler County is given the responsibility of creating local County Programs which best serve the residents of the County.  These County-wide Programs include the following:

 

Down Payment Assistance

 

The purpose of this program is to make downpayment assistance to low-income families who are first-time homebuyers for the purchase of single family housing that will serve as the family’s principal residence.

The Downpayment Assistance program is administered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton (NHS), on behalf of the Butler County / City of Middletown HOME Consortium.  The residence to be purchased must be located within the Butler County Entitlement and Consortium area, excluing the city of Hamilton.

For additional information about Down Payment Assistance, please contact NHS at (513) 737-9301.

 

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Demolition Program

Demolition of units which are deemed a public nuisance and health hazard through the Health Department, local Fire Department(s), or Building Department.  These units are demolished through either owner consent or by court order.  Units must be outside the city limits of Hamilton & Middletown within Butler County.  contact our office of Community Development for more information.

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Home Repair

 

Home repair assistance is made when there is an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupants.  Only repairs considered an “emergency” will be eligible.  This program is designed for single-family, owner-occupied properties.  Rental units and mobile homes are not eligible under this program.  The following criteria must be met in order to participate in the Home Repair program:

 

  • Homeowner qualifies

  • Property qualifies

  • Work to be done is within the scope of the program

  • The cost of the repair is within the limits of assistance

 

Homeowners whose gross household income is at or below 80% of the median income limits may qualify for rehabilitation assistance via a grant.  The residence must be located within the Butler County Entitlement area, excluding the cities of Hamilton and Middletown.  The maximum assistance is $10,000.

Emergency repairs include but are not limited to:

 

    • Structural Issues

    • Roof Replacement / Repair

    • Furnace Replacement / Repair

    • Electrical Improvements

    • Plumbing Improvements
    • Water & Sewer Connections

  

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NON-HUD PROGRAMS:

Revolving Loan Fund

 

 

The Butler County Community Development Division administers a Revolving Loan Fund Prgoram which consists of affordable financing for small businesses in Butler County.  For more detail on this program click here.