Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Neighborhood Betterment Division oversees the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement
funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The division develops a variety of activities funded with
these monies to improve the housing and living standards
for lower income residents. The staff aggressively pursues
other grant opportunities through the Ohio Department of
Development to provide funding assistance for first-time
home buyers and oversees established programs funded under
Neighborhood Betterment provides annual funding for housing
rehabilitation, emergency home repair and property maintenance/code
enforcement in income-eligible areas, infrastructure improvements
in qualifying neighborhoods, as well as fair housing and
landlord tenant services. In addition, the division operates
a Tool Lending Closet where qualified citizens can borrow
equipment for home and landscaping needs. Current eligibility
requirements for the Tool Lending Closet are as follows:
||Maximum Household Income
Additionally, if available, funds are invested in deteriorated
strip malls and commercial businesses exerting a blight
influence in the City.
The City of Fairborn annually works with community groups
to identify eligible projects for the city’s low and moderate
income residents. Eligible projects must meet the national
objectives of the CDBG program as well as the City’s Five
Year Consolidated Plan.
Non-profit and business organizations may submit bid
proposals to the Program Coordinator to request funding
for activities to benefit Fairborn residents. Funding requests
are rated according to their ability to meet and further
the national objectives of the CDBG program.
The Neighborhood Betterment Division provides Fair Housing
and Landlord Tenant services for Fairborn residents as well
as mediation assistance for renters, upon request. City
staff conducts Fair Housing seminars in the City and distributes
education materials at the Fairborn Public Library, Head
Start, Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority, Community
Action Partnership, Fairborn Senior Center, Fairborn Government
Center and Wright State University. City staff also conducts
preliminary investigations of housing discrimination and
assist with filing formal discrimination complaints through
the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development.
Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement
The City of Fairborn enforces a property maintenance
code to maintain the character of our community. The code
outlines general provisions for property maintenance and
applies to residential, commercial, and business properties.
Examples of property maintenance include:
Parking vehicles in the yard area.
Material storage on property.
Trash, car parts, furniture, appliances and other debris on the property.
General maintenance condition of the structures on the property, such as exterior siding, broken windows, gutters and downspouts in disrepair, peeling paint, roofs, walls or foundations in disrepair, deteroi rated sidewalks, sheds, garages and fences in disrepair, or unsanitary conditions on or about the property.
The City’s Code Enforcement and Property Maintenance
Officers enforce the property maintenance and zoning code
regulations adopted by the City of Fairborn. Residents can
submit a property maintenance complaint on-line. Visit the
Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement section of the
web site for more information.