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Stark County, Ohio Consolidated Plan FY ‘14 – ’18 Public Meeting, February 27, 2014 Stark County Regional Planning Commission Public Meeting, February.

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1 Stark County, Ohio Consolidated Plan FY ‘14 – ’18 Public Meeting, February 27, 2014 Stark County Regional Planning Commission Public Meeting, February 27, 2014 Stark County Regional Planning Commission

2 The Consolidated Plan Provides the County’s long-term and short-term community development goals and objectives that have been developed to address the national goals of the CDBG program, which include:

3 CDBG Program Goals The provision of decent housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households The provision of suitable living environment, improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods, increasing access to quality facilities and services, improving housing opportunities, and revitalizing deteriorated neighborhoods The provision of decent housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households The provision of suitable living environment, improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods, increasing access to quality facilities and services, improving housing opportunities, and revitalizing deteriorated neighborhoods

4 CDBG Program Goals The expansion of economic opportunities, creating jobs that promote long term economic and social viability and that are accessible to low- and moderate-income persons

5 Background Information Plan required by HUD to serve as local guidance document Creation of plan has been underway for one year Covers housing issues in the HOME Consortium and infrastructure issues in the Stark County CDBG area HOME Consortium: Alliance + Massillon + Stark County CDBG area Plan required by HUD to serve as local guidance document Creation of plan has been underway for one year Covers housing issues in the HOME Consortium and infrastructure issues in the Stark County CDBG area HOME Consortium: Alliance + Massillon + Stark County CDBG area

6 Background continued Public Involvement Process Surveys Distributed: May 2013 Four Public Meetings: May/June 2013 Full Draft 30 Day Comment Period starts March 10 Public Hearing on March 11:30 at RPC Public Involvement Process Surveys Distributed: May 2013 Four Public Meetings: May/June 2013 Full Draft 30 Day Comment Period starts March 10 Public Hearing on March 11:30 at RPC

7 Background continued Timing of Plan/ Timing of Census Census 2010 and American Community Survey 2009 & 2011 all utilized Comments will be reviewed and addressed Board of Stark County Commissioners will adopt and submit to HUD by 5/15/14 Timing of Plan/ Timing of Census Census 2010 and American Community Survey 2009 & 2011 all utilized Comments will be reviewed and addressed Board of Stark County Commissioners will adopt and submit to HUD by 5/15/14

8 Sections Background Data, including: – Population – Economy – Housing Market Analysis – Housing Needs Assessment (inc. lead paint/low- income housing/homelessness) – Transportation & Infrastructure Background Data, including: – Population – Economy – Housing Market Analysis – Housing Needs Assessment (inc. lead paint/low- income housing/homelessness) – Transportation & Infrastructure

9 Data Highlights Population 380,575 in ,142 in ,868 in 2013 Aging population median age 33.6 in in in 2012 Population 380,575 in ,142 in ,868 in 2013 Aging population median age 33.6 in in in 2012

10 Data Highlights continued Increase in female-headed households: 8% in % in % in % in % in 2010

11 Data Highlights continued % of people living in poverty - 10% in % in % of female head. hholds. with children in % of female head. hholds. with children in 2006 % of people living in poverty - 10% in % in % of female head. hholds. with children in % of female head. hholds. with children in 2006

12 Aging Population As of 2013, there were 60,301 people that are 65 years old and over, making up 16.0% of the County’s population, higher than the state and the national average 14.8% of households in Stark County have at least one person aged 75 or older Nearly 30% of the 65 and older population lived alone during State Fiscal Year 2011

13 Low and Moderate Income HH’s 2,546 units of public housing in Stark County; waiting list of 543 households, 40% of them having children (2013 data) 1,552 Section 8 housing vouchers; waiting list of 412 households, 57% of them having children Waiting lists closed Families with children only 30% of Stark’s population 2,546 units of public housing in Stark County; waiting list of 543 households, 40% of them having children (2013 data) 1,552 Section 8 housing vouchers; waiting list of 412 households, 57% of them having children Waiting lists closed Families with children only 30% of Stark’s population

14 High Rents According to the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report, the urban county (includes the three largest cities) lost almost half of its units renting for less than $500 between 2000 – 2008 Minimum wage and single income households cannot afford a 2-bedroom unit renting for the HUD Fair Market rent in Stark County Units renting for $500 - $700 also dropped by almost 4% between 2000 – 2008

15 Housing Cost Burden Over 88% of people in the region spend more than 45% of income on housing and transportation combined, according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology CNT has defined an affordable range for H+T as the combined costs consuming no more than 45% The average for Northeast Ohio is that 82% of people spend more than 45% on these costs By taking into account both the cost of housing and of transportation associated with the location of the home, H+T provides a more complete understanding of affordability

16 Data Highlights continued Vacancy rate: 4.7% in 2000; 5.4% in 2006; 7.1% in 2010 in consortium (9.1 in 2010 in Stark County) Roughly 75% of housing units in the consortium were built before 1980 Median home value: $100,000 in 2000; $128,000 in 2006; $126,700 in 2010 Vacancy rate: 4.7% in 2000; 5.4% in 2006; 7.1% in 2010 in consortium (9.1 in 2010 in Stark County) Roughly 75% of housing units in the consortium were built before 1980 Median home value: $100,000 in 2000; $128,000 in 2006; $126,700 in 2010

17 Abandonment According to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, there were approximately 1,500 foreclosed properties auctioned at Sheriff sales in 2013

18 Moving Ohio Forward Stark County received over $2.3 million to demolish blighted or abandoned residential structures to help reclaim and improve neighborhoods. The total number of demolitions done under the program, including those under contract to be demolished prior to the end of June 2014, are between This number does not include more than 100 in the City of Canton HOME program. Twenty-seven of the homes were in Alliance, 20 in Massillon, and the remaining in the balance of the Consortium.

19 Population Estimate the # of persons experiencing homelessness on a given night Estimate the # experiencing homelessness each year ShelteredUnsheltered Persons in Households with Adult(s) and Child(ren) 22281,231 Persons in Households with Only Children 011 Persons in Households with Only Adults ,623 Chronically Homeless Individuals Chronically Homeless Families 6026 Veterans Unaccompanied Child 011 Persons with HIV 001

20 Infrastructure Needs In 2013, infrastructure needs identified by OPWC applications: -$5.6 million in water lines - $29.5 million in streets & sidewalks - $6.1 million in storm sewers This doesn’t include septic and sewer needs This doesn’t include community needs that didn’t apply for funding through OPWC

21 Identified Needs Public improvements Emergency shelter Aging population Affordable housing

22 Goals & Objectives Preservation of Affordable Housing Infrastructure Improvements for Health & Safety Issues Focused Public Services for Health, Safety & Economic Recovery Preservation of Affordable Housing Infrastructure Improvements for Health & Safety Issues Focused Public Services for Health, Safety & Economic Recovery


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