Housing

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Beverly Lewis, Director                                                                                     Tel: 330-830-1717 | Fax: 330-830-1778
Municipal Government Annex
151 Lincoln Way East  |  Massillon, OH 44646
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

eMail: housing@massillonohio.gov

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary conditions for low and moderate income homeowners by offering fair housing & anti discrimination tenant/landlord services, several housing rehabilitation programs, as well as offering individuals and families a home buyer’s assistance program to help with down payment and closing costs.

Housing Rehabilitation & Home Buyer Assistance Programs

For more information on our housing rehabilitation programs please click on the following link: Massillon Housing Rehabilitation Program Link

For more information on our home-buyers assistance program please click on the following link: Massillon Home Buyers Assistance Program Link

At times a waiting list may exist for some of our housing programs.

2016 Massillon Fair Housing Luncheon

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2016 Massillon Fun Fest

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Fair Housing

The City of Massillon operates its own fair housing program which is designed to improve and promote housing opportunities in the community, including education and outreach, monitoring and evaluation, and administration of fair housing laws.

As a HUD based housing program we are dedicated to furthering Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity within the City of Massillon. Our goals and objectives are in line with the Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) national objectives of eliminating housing discrimination. We believe that through the promoting of diversity, inclusion, and opportunity that we can strengthen our neighborhoods and communities here within our great city. We adhere to and uphold both federal and State of Ohio Fair Housing and anti-discrimination laws. Please view the links below for additional helpful information:

Our department also addresses tenant/landlord issues, Fair Housing Discrimination Complaints, and conducts periodic workshops and counseling services between the tenant and landlord.

FHEO Mission Statement Link

Housing Discrimination

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing-related transactions because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status. Many State and Local Laws also prohibit housing discrimination based on several additional protected classes.

The Fair Housing Act applies to a wide variety of housing transactions, including rentals, sales, home mortgages, appraisals and homeowners insurance. Landlords, real-estate agents, lenders, insurance companies, and condominiums, cooperative and homeowners associations must not discriminate because of one’s membership in a protected class.

Housing Discrimination is against the law! The only way to stop discrimination is to report it!

Fair Housing Contact Information

City of Massillon Fair Housing Number: 1-(330)-830-1717

Email: housing@massillonohio.com

Ohio Relay Phone Number: 711 or 1-800-750-0750

Fair Housing Links

HUD Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Home Page

Fair Housing It’s Your Right Info Page

Federal Fair Housing Laws & Executive Orders

Ohio Landlord & Tenant Laws & Definitions

HUD Online Fair Housing Complaint Link

HUD Fair Housing Publications (FH Information Clearinghouse)

Printable Fair Housing Brochures & Posters

Veterans Fair Housing Poster & Veterans Fair Housing Poster (Spanish)

Fair Housing for Families Brochure

Fair Housing for Home Owner, Cooperative, & Condominium Associations Brochure

Fair housing for Individuals with Disabilities Brochure

Fair Housing Complaint & Discrimination Forms

Fair Housing Complaint Form

For additional information or questions you may call the City of Massillon Fair Housing number at 1-(330)-830-1717

Current & Upcoming Fair Housing Events

 

For detailed information about the programs, and to see if you qualify, please call (330) 830-1717.

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