Kaptur Announces Over $53 Million in Federal Funding To Strengthen Northern Ohio Economic Development and Affordable Housing

February 13, 2020
Press Release
Cleveland, Toledo, Lakewood, Lorain, Parma, Sandusky, Cuyahoga County among communities receiving funding

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, announced $53,288,348 in federal investments for communities across Northern Ohio. The funding was provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $38,391,672 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), $10,282,141 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), $3,034,624 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and $1,579,911 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding. As a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Kaptur has led the effort to increase funding for CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA programs and continues to advocate for increased funding for Northern Ohio communities.


“The Community Development Block Grant, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA are all vital streams of investment that support local economic development, community revitalization, and affordable housing essential to the success of our local community residents and economies,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Without this important funding, many of the job-creating projects across Northern Ohio might not be here today. I am glad to have played a role in securing increased funding for these life-sustaining programs. While the Trump Administration continues to zero out these investments, I will continue to fight tooth and nail to protect this critical community revitalization funding and make sure that Northern Ohio continues to receive the federal investment it deserves.”


Communities in Northern Ohio will use the funding to address a wide range of needs and enable local governments to support affordable housing initiatives and expand economic development. The CDBG program provides municipalities in Ohio with critical funding for transformative and unique development projects and needed funding to leverage outside investment in job creation projects. The funds continue to play a critical role in facilitating local economic development in Northern Ohio and helping local governments succeed.


HOME funding is the primary source of funding for state and local governments to buy and rehabilitate affordable housing. According to HUD, the HOME program provides grants to states and localities that communities use, often in partnership with local nonprofit groups or development companies. These communities and organizations then fund activities such as building, buying, and rehabilitating affordable housing units for rent or homeownership.


Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) provides grants to state, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. In addition to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.


Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, States, and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.


Today’s announcement is a result of the FY20 appropriations package, which allocated $3.425 billion to the Community Development Fund, $1.35 billion to the HOME program, $290 million to ESG, and $410 million for HOPWA.


A breakdown of the funding appears below:


Community Development Block Grants

  • Cleveland: $21,719,035
  • Lakewood: $2,017,558
  • Lorain: $1,233,655
  • Parma: $972,719
  • Sandusky: $743,396
  • Toledo: $7,570,178
  • Cuyahoga County: $4,135,131
  • Total: $38,391,672


Emergency Solutions Grants

  • Cleveland: $1,858,769
  • Lakewood: $174,308
  • Toledo: $652,282
  • Cuyahoga County: $349,265
  • Total: $3,034,624


HOME Investment Partnership Program

  • Cleveland: $4,894,062
  • Lorain: $433,406
  • Toledo: $2,228,962
  • Cuyahoga County: $2,725,711
  • Total: $10,282,141


Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

  • Cleveland: $1,579,911
  • Total: $1,579,911