The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board recently approved a $125,350 investment in a mental health housing facility in Kent.
The OHFA board voted last week to authorize millions in upgrades to housing across Ohio, including the Kent project.
The house, at 209 S. Prospect St., dates to the 1920s and will get new vinyl siding, roof, gutters, downspouts and windows as part of the agency's statewide capital investment program. The house, owned by the Coleman Professional Service,consists of three one-bedroom apartments for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
The money comes from the Capital Investment Pilot Program, which was created by OHFA and the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH). The pilot program is designed to provide funding for minor renovations and maintenance on aging ODMH funded properties.
The OHFA is a self-supporting quasi-public agency governed by an eleven member board. The agency uses federal and state resources to provide housing opportunities for families and individuals through programs designed to develop, preserve and sustain affordable housing throughout the state of Ohio. OHFA is also an active partner in the interagency team which coordinates the Save the Dream Ohio Initiative designed to stop preventable foreclosures.