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SANDUSKY-CITY SEAL- TRANSPARENT

2022 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
AND BEAUTIFICATION  GRANT PROGRAM

Applications will be available HERE late January or early February, 2022
Please read carefully below for more information

Who is eligible? 

  • Any property owner in the municipal boundaries of the City of Sandusky.
  • 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
  • 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

What can you do now? 

  • Gather your supporting documents.  Applications will not be reviewed without the following: 

Substantial Redevelopment – Need development plans or contractor estimates totaling over $20,000 (excluding furnishings and appliances)

Exterior Repair Program – Need contractor estimates for work to be done

Home Purchase AssistanceNeed purchase agreement and loan estimate. 
**Purchase Assistance is only for applicants that will owner occupy the home


Improvement projects started and/or completed prior to a Conditional Award Letter or home purchases that have already closed are not eligible for the program.

To view the prior year guidelines, click the link below.  Modifications may be made to the 2022 program

2021 Housing Development & Beautification Program Guidelines

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

Substantial Redevelopment Up to $5,000 grant assistance for projects in excess of $20,000 per unit
                                                                                                     Up to $7,500 grant assistance for new home construction

HDB grants may be used to subsidize the cost of constructing new housing units or substantially rehabilitating existing housing units. These grants may also be used for the creation of new housing units through adaptive reuse of non-residential properties into residential properties. Certain permits, inspections, and registered contractors may be required to participate in this program.

Exterior Repairs 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 the main right-of-way, including but not limited to painting, porch construction, roof repairs, and window replacement. Certain permits, inspections, and registered contractors may be required to participate in this program. 

Home Purchase Assistance 3.5% of the purchase price (maximum  grant amount  $5,000)

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

For questions regarding the program, e-mail development@ci.sandusky.oh.us or 419-627-5832