122:6-1-01 Definitions.

(A) "Administering body" means the agency, department, division or other part of the Ohio government, which has the authority to administer programs under the housing trust fund, including, but not limited to, the Ohio department of aging, Ohio development services agency, community services division, office of community development and Ohio housing finance agency.

(B) " ODSA" means the Ohio development services agency.

(C) "Area median income" means the median income, adjusted by household size, identified by ODSA for the county in which an activity funded with housing trust fund monies is located.

(D) "Transitional housing and permanent supportive housing " means activities which allows for grants to be made to eligible applicants for homeless prevention, transitional housing, rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing activities that address the housing needs of homeless and low-income individuals and families.

(E) "Homeless prevention" means assistance to individuals or families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services and will be homeless but for the assistance.

(F) "Transitional housing" means housing and supportive services provided to homeless individuals and families, for no longer than twenty-four months, to enable them to obtain and maintain independent, permanent housing.

(G) " Rapid re-housing" means permanent housing to end homlessness for persons as quickly as possible and linked with individualizedsupportive services, as appropriate.

(H) "Permanent supportive housing" means community-based, long-term housing and supportive services, as appropriate, for homeless individuals with disabilities.

(I) "Homeless" means an individual or family lacking a regular and adequate nighttime residence and unable to secure independent housing; an individual or family that resides in a shelter or other temporary residence; an individual or family at imminent risk of becoming homeless; or a person fleeing domestic violence.

(J) "Supportive services" means case management/coordination; transportation; goal planning; permanent housing placement; referrals to education and training programs, employment opportunities, health care and substance abuse and mental health treatment; assistance in obtaining financial aid and child care; and housing counseling.

(K) "Rental assistance" means direct housing assistance, including security deposits, first month's rent and/or utility assistance.

(L) "Community development corporation grant program" means a program which allows for grants to be made to nonprofit organizations to create and retain jobs in the private sector and provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and counties.

(M) "Community development corporation" means a community-based, nonprofit entity organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to develop housing and/or create jobs.

(N) "Nonprofit development organizations" means statewide nonprofit organizations organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(O) "Emergency shelter " means activities that allow for grants to be made to eligible applicants to provide emergency shelter housing to homeless individuals and families.

(P) "Rural area and small cities" means a political subdivision of the state that is not designated as a participating jurisdiction under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act, 104 Stat. 4094 (1990), 42 U.S. C. 12701 note, 12721.

(Q) "Eligible applicant" means a county, municipal corporation, township, local housing authority, nonprofit organization, private developer or private lender that is eligible to apply for programs administered under the housing trust fund.

(R) "Housing program" means a program funded with housing trust fund monies.

Effective: 9/2/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/16/2016 and 09/02/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 174.03(D)
Rule Amplifies: 174.01, 174.02, 174.03 , 174.04, 174.05, 174.06, 174.07
Prior Effective Dates: 4/16/92(Emer), 6/26/92, 12/16/04, 8/16/09