The City of Kettering provides several financial tools to assist homebuyers and homeowners to reach their housing goals within the City. If you are looking to purchase your first home, finance repairs needed for your home or reinvest in your home by remodeling or expanding your living space, the City has a variety of programs available.
Key programs available are:
Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program
Funding has been approved for the Down Payment Assistance Program. Down Payment Assistance is available to first time home buyers. Applicants for the program must have a certificate of completion of an 8-hour HUD approved Home Buyer Course. The HomeOwnership Center of Dayton is a partner with the City of Kettering for this program. For more information about their programs and course dates, please call 937-853-1600. You may also visit their web page at HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
This program provides low-interest loans to income eligible homeowners to make needed repairs to their home. This program also provides deferred loans for qualified elderly and disabled. For more information about this program, please visit our Rehabbing a Home page. The HomeOwnership Center of Dayton is a partner with the City of Kettering for this program as well.
Purchase Rehabilitation Program
This program is being funded through 2013 through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and will be limited to houses located in Census Tracts 210 and 213 only.
Home Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)
This program, in partnership with DayAir Credit Union, provides a 2.5% discount to income eligible homeowners planning a major remodeling project or addition to their home. For more information about the HELP program, please visit our Rehabbing a Home page under the Financial Assistance link or contact Kip Bohachek at the City of Kettering Planning and Development Department at (937) 296-3320.
A recent survey released online by RealtyTrac showed that foreclosure rates in the Montgomery County, Ohio area were among the worst in the nation. The HomeOwnership Center (HOC) of Greater Dayton, a partner agency to the City of Kettering, provides foreclosure counseling and education services to current and potential Kettering homeowners. The HOC holds private counseling sessions in Kettering on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jackie Easter at the HomeOwnership Center, 937-853-1600.
Historical Preservation and Proposed Federally Funded Projects
Clearance for some Community Development projects must be obtained from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office prior to commitment of funds. Historic review of these projects must comply with Section 106 standards set by the Secretary of the Interior. Information regarding historic review for current or proposed projects is available at the City of Kettering Planning and Development Department. Questions, comments, or objections regarding historical preservation at proposed Community Development projects may be directed to the Community Development Program at 937-296-3020. Written comments may be submitted to the City of Kettering Community Development Program, Planning and Development Department, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio 45429.