New program offers help for emergency repairs to low-income residents

BATAVIA, OH (April 20, 2023) — The Board of County Commissioners executed a contract on April 19 to award $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for critical home repairs in Clermont County.

Income-eligible homeowners will be able to receive assistance with emergency repairs such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or roof leaks through this partnership with People Working Cooperatively (PWC). (Income limits are up to 50 percent of the area median income, so for a family of four this is $47,750 or less.)

PWC is a nonprofit that provides professional, critical home repair, weatherization and accessibility modification services for low-income homeowners throughout 20 counties in the Greater Cincinnati area.

To learn more about People Working Cooperatively (PWC), the home repair program, and who is eligible for services, visit or call (513) 351-7921.

This program continues the board’s commitment to assist low-income homeowners in Clermont County using CDBG funds.

Other CDBG-funded programs include Clermont Senior Services home repair programs to keep seniors safely in their homes as well as the Septic Rehabilitation Program administered by the Clermont County Health Department.

The Board of Commissioners receives CDBG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist local communities and non-profit agencies with programs and projects serving low and moderate-income areas.

Funds are administered through the Clermont County Department of Community and Economic Development.