Residential Housing Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program

The Residential Housing Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program is part of Chapter 291 in the Fairlawn City Code and is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income residents in the City of Fairlawn for the rehabilitation of single-family residences. The program aims to provide rehabilitation assistance to low-income residents living in single-family, two-family, or three-family residences in Fairlawn through low-interest or deferred no-interest loans.

The program is administered by the Residential Housing Assistance Board, which is responsible for reviewing and approving or disapproving applications for financial assistance.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be an individual owner or joint owners.
  • Must have occupied the residence for a minimum of three years before applying.
  • The residence must be located in a residentially zoned district in the City of Fairlawn.
  • All utilities, property insurance, property taxes, and Fairlawn income tax must be current and remain current throughout the loan period.

Financial Assistance:

  • Low-interest loans or deferred no-interest loans, ranging from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Loans can be used for repair or replacement of roofs, exterior painting, gutters, exterior siding, windows, sidewalks, driveways, garage doors, and structural integrity.
  • Priority is given to applicants who have received a notice to comply from the Zoning, Housing, and Residential Building Commissioner.
  • All permit and inspection fees must be paid by the applicant.

To apply for the Residential Housing Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program, eligible residents must download and complete an application form. Please ensure all fields are correctly filled out, and any required supporting documents are attached. Once your application is completed, please drop off the application to:

City Hall
3487 S. Smith Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Contact the Law Department or call 330-668-9503 with any questions.