Community Development Programs
Community Development is responsible for the administration and implementation of funds and programs from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are primarily designed to help improve the overall housing stock within the City of Middletown and to maintain a quality standard of living for its citizens. Please send the MPHA Public Comments by email.
Request for Funding - Program Year 2024-25
The Development Services Department of the City of Middletown is making available Requests for Funding Proposals for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for program year 2024-25. Applications are available on the city’s website as of November 29, 2023, or by contacting the Department at 513-425-7939.
Proposals are due on or before 4pm on January 26, 2024. The proposed budget estimated for CDBG is $742,828. There will be a public hearing/meeting Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 2pm via Zoom (https://cityofmiddletown-org.zoom.us/j/86269022498) for interested applications to review the application and answer questions. This meeting is not required. The objectives of CDBG program include the revitalization, preservation, conservation and redevelopment of neighborhoods, stimulating economic development; and providing public improvements projects and other eligible activities, some of which are carried out by subrecipients. Interested nonprofits are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. Submission requirements and details are included in the Application packet (below).
Annual Action Plans & Substantial Amendments
The City of Middletown offers this Annual Action Plan for public review and comment in order to gain public input about the strategies the City plans to use to implement its HUD-approved five-year Consolidated Plan. In 2020 the City of Middletown developed a five-year plan on how it intends to use its federal allocations of HUD funds – both CDBG and HOME – to impact the community. HUD provides an allocation of funding each year to the City of Middletown to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
PUBLIC HEARING AND NOTICE OF 30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD on Draft FY 2023-24 CDBG Annual Action Plan. The Department of Development Services held a public hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:30pm in City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio 45042 to receive comments regarding the Draft FY 2023-24 CDBG Annual Action Plan for Middletown, Ohio which includes the recommended 2023-24 budget for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Members of the public were invited to speak at this hearing regarding the proposed AAP.
Copies of the draft plan were available for thirty (30) days beginning February 22, 2023 through March 24, 2023 on the City’s website and in the Department of Development Services, Third Floor, One Donham Plaza, Middletown Ohio 45042. The comment period for the Annual Action Plan is now closed.
5-Year Consolidated Action Plan:
Middletown 5-Year Consolidated Action Plan
Read through our past and current Annual Action Plans and Substantial Amendments.
Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Reports
Look through our Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports.
DRAFT CAPER PROGRAM YEAR 2022
Public comment period runs through July 5, 2023. Please send your comments by email or 513-425-7950.
CR-05 - Goals and Outcomes
Progress the jurisdiction has made in carrying out its strategic plan and its action plan. 91.520(a). This could be an overview that includes major initiatives and highlights that were proposed and executed throughout the program year.
The city continued efforts in the identified areas of high need as outlined in the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan. Funds were used to address needs in priority areas that include address distressed and dilapidated housing, public improvement through resurfacing of streets in LMI areas, lack of amenities/neighborhood appeal in LMI areas, lack of qualified work force, lack of youth activities, insufficient social services to meet community need, addressing needs of homeless households, appropriate housing for LMI households, and fair housing.