The following programs are designed to help homeowners who live within the city limits of Massillon make needed repairs and improvements on their property to bring it up to local housing code and to ensure decent, safe and sanitary living conditions.
To be eligible to apply, you must be the owner-occupant of a single-family residence for a period of one full year. Real estate taxes must be current and homeowners insurance must be maintained on the property.
Income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income (AMI) for the Stark County area based on the current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.
These programs are provided on a one-time only basis and a waiting list may exist as the assistance is contingent upon availability of funds.
Emergency Grant Assistance
The purpose of this program is to correct true emergency problems that are a current threat to the health and safety of the household. Problems such as a furnace, hot water tank, and water or sewer line can be addressed. The maximum amount of assistance cannot exceed $7,000.00 for roofs & $5,000.00 for all other items.
Full Housing Rehabilitation
The purpose of this program is to address needed repairs, correct existing violations of the Massillon housing code and bring the house up to decent, safe and sanitary conditions. The maximum amount of assistance cannot exceed $27,000.00 and will result in a deferred lien, not to exceed 10 years, being placed on the property. Those individuals holding a land contract are not eligible for this program.
Minor Home Repair
This program has been developed to bridge the gap between Emergency and Full Rehabilitation Assistance, and is inclusive of more than one minimum code items (more than one, but not to exceed four specific to the amount required for repair) in the household that may be functioning but in serious need of repair. Minor Repair can also be utilized in conjunction with our Full Housing Rehabilitation Program for homeowners that are in much need of repair for their homes.
No lien is placed upon the property for the Minor Home Repair Program. However, if the Minor Home Repair Program is being used in conjunction with the Full Housing Rehabilitation Program a lien will be placed on the property as part of the Full Housing Rehabilitation Program requirements.