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Housing and Community Services Division
Municipal Building
166 South High Street Room 100
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 375-2050
Planning@AkronOhio.gov

Manager:
Nancy S. Cook NCook@AkronOhio.gov

Housing & Community Services Administrator:
Thomas A. Tatum TTatum@AkronOho.gov

Housing Rehabilitation Administrator:
Douglas Taylor DMTaylor@AkronOhio.gov

Secretary:
Carolyn Politano CPolitano2@AkronOhio.gov

The office also includes Loan and Grant Specialists and Rehabilitation Specialists.

The Housing and Community Services Division performs a variety of functions related to preserving and improving the quality of life for Akron residents. Areas of responsibility include:

  • Assistance in rehabilitation and remediation of lead hazards within Neighborhood Redevelopment and Initiative Areas, Neighborhood Business Districts and LEAP-eligible areas
  • Assistance in home rehabilitation for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners
  • Provision of funding and administrative support to Community Development Corporations and Housing Development Organizations
  • Provision of grant funds for assistance in home security, accessibility, and house painting services
  • Implementation of the Akron Healthy Homes Production Coalition Program 
  • Assistance in implementation of Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Minor Home Repair

The City works with Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley, a nonprofit organization, to provide small grants to very low-income households for repair of one or two items in their homes. Most programs are targeted to the elderly or disabled. There is some limited assistance to very low-income owner-occupants. Call 330-375-2050 for more information.

Independent Organization Representation

In conjunction with these responsibilities, members of the Housing and Community Services Division also provide representation on a number of boards and committees affiliated with the City of Akron including:

 

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