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SANDUSKY-CITY SEAL- TRANSPARENT

2023 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
AND BEAUTIFICATION GRANT PROGRAM

Download the 2023 Application 


What you will need to submit:
Applications will not be reviewed without the following: 
Improvement Grants:
Project description
Contractor estimates 
Completed W-9

Home Purchase Assistance
Need signed purchase agreement
Loan estimate from lending institution 

Owners' occupancy affidavit
Completed W-9

W9 form

Housing Development and Beautification program funds can be used for the following purposes
:


Substantial Redevelopment 
$5,000 grant assistance for eligible projects in excess of $20,000 per unit. 
Contractor estimates required with application
$7,500 grant assistance for eligible new home construction. 
Certain permits, inspections, and registered contractors may be required 
Developer budgets required with application
Certain permits, inspections, and registered contractors may be required

Exterior Repairs 
Grant assistance of 50% of eligible project costs (maximum grant amount $3,000) 
Grants may be used to undertake certain exterior home repairs and improvements which can be seen from your street, including but not limited to painting, porch construction, roof repairs, and window replacement.  
Certain permits, inspections, and registered contractors may be required 

Home Purchase Assistance
Grant assistance of $5,000 for all eligible home purchases
Grants may be used for the acquisition of one-, two-, and three-family residences that will be owner-occupied. This assistance will be in the form of a grant check issued to the title agency at the time of closing. 

*other calculations and maximums may apply per project


Who can apply? 
  • Any current property owner in the municipal boundaries of the City of Sandusky that wishes to make improvements to their current living structure or develop a new residential structure.
  • Anyone in contract to purchase property that will be owner occupied within the municipal boundaries of the City of Sandusky

What is eligible?
  • Residential property containing 3 units or less
  • Owner occupied and long-term rental property (short term rentals are not eligible)
  • New construction of residential property
  • Physical improvements to the dwelling that can be seen from the street
  • Purchase of a home in the City of Sandusky

SUBMIT
Completed applications can be submitted to deversole@cityofsandusky.com
Completed applications can be mailed to: HDB Program - City of Sandusky
                                                                               240 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
Completed applications can dropped in the SECURE DROP BOX inside the lobby

Applications will not be reviewed without the following: 
Substantial Redevelopment – New construction or rehabilitation projects totaling over $20,000 (excluding furnishings and appliances) Must submit the budget or proforma 
Exterior Repair Program – Need contractor estimates for work to be done
Home Purchase Assistance – Need purchase agreement and loan estimate. 
**Purchase Assistance is only for applicants that will owner occupy the home for 3 or more years

For questions regarding the program, e-mail deversole@cityofsandusky.com or 419-627-5832