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.

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 2022-23 CDBG Annual Action Plan.  The Department of Development Services will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30pm in City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio 45042 to receive comments regarding the Draft FY 2022-23 CDBG Annual Action Plan for Middletown, Ohio which includes the recommended 2022-23 budget for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  Members of the public are invited to speak at this hearing regarding the proposed AAP.   Copies of the draft plan will be available for thirty (30) days beginning February 9, 2022 through March 9, 2022 on the City’s website and in the Department of Development Services, Third Floor, One Donham Plaza, Middletown OH.  Comments on the proposed plan will be received in writing via email to or may be remitted to Department of Development Services, Attn: Annual Action Plan Comments, One Donham Plaza, Middletown OH 45042. City Council will receive and consider comments or recommendations prior to approving and directing the submission of the Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in March 2022. City of Middletown, Department of Development Services.

Annual Action Plan Draft:
Annual Action Plan Draft for Program Year 22-23

5-Year Consolidated Action Plan:
Middletown 5-Year Consolidated Action Plan

Read through our past and current Annual Action Plans and Substantial Amendments.
View the Most Recent Annual Action Plan and Substantial Amendment (PDF) | View All Annual Action Plans and Substantial Amendments

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Reports

Look through our Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports. Please send your comments by email.
View the Most Recent Performance and Evaluation Report (PDF) | View All Performance and Evaluation Reports

Related Documents

Down Payment Assistance

Requests for Proposals

Vacant Lot Program

Process to Purchase Property

  1. Review the Requirements to Purchase Side Lots.
  2. If you feel you meet the requirements, complete the Application for Vacant Lot Purchase.
  3. Submit the application to the Development Services Department via email ( regular mail, or drop it off in person on the 3rd floor of the City Building by Building Inspections.
  4. When the Development Services Department receives your application, it will confirm with each department that you meet the criteria stated in the Requirements to Purchase Side Lots.
  5. After the criteria for eligibility is confirmed, the Application must be approved by the Middletown City Council.
  6. Deeds will be prepared by legal counsel and will contain deed restrictions, including, but not limited to a restriction that a vacant lot may not be resold without written approval from the City for a period of five (5) years from the closing date unless sold in conjunction with Purchasers existing lot.
  7. Upon closing, the purchaser will be responsible for all closing costs, including recording fees. The City will not provide title insurance to the purchaser. The purchase may independently purchase title insurance through a title company.