Community Development - HAPCAP

HAPCAP’s Housing and Community Development Division is dedicated to providing quality community infrastructures for low-income individuals, families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities throughout Southeastern Ohio.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) provides communities with resources to address a wide range of needs.  CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. Funds work to ensure affordable housing, provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses.

HAPCAP’s Community Development division provides administrative and grant management services to Athens, Hocking and Perry counties. We work with your community and hold community meetings to get a better grasp on what issues the community feels needs to be fixed through CDBG funding.  Once the projected projects are decided upon we help communities apply for the CDBG competitive grant.

Funds are targeted to benefit low-to-moderate income individuals and neighborhoods.

CDBG Allocation funds are typically used to upgrade the infrastructure of communities and include:

  • Water, sewer and road improvements
  • Street improvements (not chip & seal or gravel based)
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs and gutters
  • ADA curb-cuts
  • Neighborhood facilities
  • Community centers
  • Fire protection facilities and equipment
  • Smaller scale water and/or sewer facility improvement projects
  • Guardrails
  • Equipment
  • Acquisition
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Reconstruction
  • ADA accessibility
  • Flood and drainage improvements

Contractor Bids

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The defined benefit area, whether it be a whole community, part of a community, or just a street of addresses in the community has to be low to moderate income (LMI), or 80% of the County’s Area Median Income as defined by HUD.

In order to receive CDBG funds, applicants must identify urgent needs of the community, and solicit project ideas and plans from citizens and local organizations that address those needs.

Citizen Participation

Recipients must develop and follow a plan that allows and encourages citizen participation from residents of low or moderate income areas.  The plan must:

  • Provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to local meetings, information, and records related to the grantee's proposed and actual use of funds;
  • Provide for public hearings to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions at all stages of the community development program, including at least the development of needs, the review of proposed activities, and review of program performance;
  • Provide for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances;

Environmental Assets

At HAPCAP we work under housing and environment codes and regulations on a daily basis.  We strongly believe in making sure all of our programs follow these regulations and maintain minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

This makes us extremely familiar with the process and we are well prepared and available to help local governments and organizations to assure that all required environment clearances have been secured for funded projects.

Residential Demolition Administrative Services

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action is proud to have a broad resume as it pertains to residential demolition services.  From the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to the Moving Ohio Forward (MOF) Program, as well as our most recent partnership with the Athens County Land Bank, HAPCAP has directly administered hundreds of blighted residential demolitions in our service region.

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