CHIP Funds Available

R-H Staff

EATON — The City of Eaton/ Preble County FY2017-2019 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) was recently awarded $800,000 in housing funds.

All activities will be implemented in the county and city.

They are: Private Rehabilitation with seven outcomes and Home Repair with 17 outcomes. Funds will be dispersed on a first come first serve basis. All applicants must meet low to moderate-income guidelines for Preble County. For example, the income of a family of four must not exceed $46,500 per year and they must reside within the county.

Pre-applications are available at the City of Eaton Municipal Building, 328 North Maple Street, Eaton, or by emailing an application request to

The Home Repair program is a grant and improvements may include roofs, wiring, plumbing, heating and other structural rehabilitation items. The Private Owner Rehabilitation activity is more comprehensive and brings homes up to current standards.

All programs can fund projects anywhere within the county. Contractors interested in bidding on home repair and rehabilitation projects are encouraged to contact the CHIP office. The FY2017-2019 CHIP program is effective from Sept. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2019.

Call the Eaton/Preble Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) to leave a message requesting more information at 937-456-4125 ext. 138.

R-H Staff