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Community Development Programs

Community Development Programs
Butler County receives a Federal Allocation through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis through the following programs:
From the funds received through the above HUD Programs, Butler County is given the responsibility of creating local County Programs which best serve the residents of the County.  These County-wide Programs include the following:

  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Demolition Program
  • Home Repair
Click here for a printable brochure on these programs. 

Down Payment Assistance
The purpose of this program is to make down payment assistance to low-income families who are first-time homebuyers for the purchase of single family housing that will serve as the family’s principal residence.

The Down payment Assistance program is administered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton (NHS), on behalf of the Butler County / City of Middletown HOME Consortium.  The residence to be purchased must be located within the Butler County Entitlement and Consortium area, excluing the city of Hamilton.

For additional information about Down Payment Assistance, please contact NHS at (513) 737-9301.

Demolition Program
Demolition of units which are deemed a public nuisance and health hazard through the Health Department, local Fire Department(s), or Building Department.  These units are demolished through either owner consent or by court order.  Units must be outside the city limits of Hamilton & Middletown within Butler County.  contact our office of Community Development for more information.

Home Repair
Home repair assistance is made when there is an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupants. To apply, contact Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF) at (513)868-9300 and 

Emergency repairs include but are not limited to:
  • Structural Issues
  • Roof Replacement / Repair
  • Furnace Replacement / Repair
  • Electrical Improvements
  • Plumbing Improvements
  • ADA Ramps