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Community Development 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
Click here for the SELF application.

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

Job Connector
The mission of Butler County Regional Transit Authority is to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions. The Job Connector program creates additional transportation options for low-income individuals seeking transportation to and from work- and job-related activities. The Job Connector operates from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekdays. For additional information visit ButlerCountyRTA or call (513)785-5237.  Click here for Route 6 Guide.

Fair Housing Assistance
The mission of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) is to eliminate unlawful discrimination in housing in the Greater Cincinnati area. HOME advocates and enforces housing regulations for all protected classes and promotes stable, integrated communities. For more information about assistance visit  or call (513) 721-4663.  Click here to learn What is Fair Housing? For HOME Resource Sheet click here