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City of Toledo, Habitat for Humanity announce Home Rescue Program

ProMedica and Owens Corning donated additional funds for projects in the Junction neighborhood.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The city of Toledo and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity announced a new program Monday to repair homes in distressed neighborhoods.

The Home Rescue Program is funded with $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will distribute. The program addresses overall code violations and lead safety issues in owner-occupied homes.

The initiative is designed to assist low-to-moderate income Toledo homeowners.

“Through the Home Rescue Program and other City of Toledo Neighborhoods Department housing initiatives, we will continue to develop great partnerships with the private sector to help us ramp up housing repair in our neighborhoods,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “Preserving our older housing stock is a major priority.”

The ProMedica Foundation and the Owens Corning Foundation invested additional dollars to support 10 projects in the Junction neighborhood. Their funding will address energy efficiency, aging in place, and lead hazards.

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