A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a locally-driven plan for economic development. The CEDS process is an effective method for coordinating economic development efforts, engaging stakeholders, and establishing a strategic guide for collaboration. A diverse group of local representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors make up the Strategy Committee, which is responsible for developing and updating the CEDS.
The Village of Crestline contracted the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Center for Regional Development (CRD) to act as the lead agency for the development of this first CEDS for the village. The CEDS process is overseen by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and CRD is an EDA University Center. The CEDS process commenced with the first Strategy Committee meeting in May 2020 and concluded when the CEDS was finalized in January 2021.
Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.
Ohioans will be able to apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020. A list of local Community Action Agencies can be found at the bottom of this page.
Ohio households with an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for assistance. Here is the annual income by household size.
Size of Household
Total Household Income 12 Months
up to $25,520
up to $34,480
up to $43,440
up to $52,400
up to $61,360
up to $70,320
up to $79,280
up to $88,240
For households with more than eight (8) members, add $8,960 for each additional member.
When applying for assistance, Ohioans will need to provide the following information:
Names of all household members
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Current or Previous address
Copies of Social Security cards, or verification for each household member
Proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for a minimum of the past 30 days
For seasonal or self-employed individuals, please provide proof of income for 12 months
Any supporting documentation to demonstrate need
Hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Individuals that are currently unemployed will only need to provide 30 days of income for verification purposes. Additionally, any federal unemployment stipend is excluded from determining a household’s benefit.
To receive Rental Assistance, they will also need to provide:
Eviction or past due rent notice. Notice should include total amount due (including fees)
If moving to a new location, justification for the move (i.e. currently homeless, living with another family and not sufficient space etc.)
Landlord contact information and lease agreement
To receive Mortgage Assistance, they will also need to provide:
Notice of late mortgage payment (including taxes and insurance)
To receive Utility Assistance, they will also need to provide:
Copy of utility bill demonstrating the account has been shut off, is in disconnect status or is past due
Contact Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission for assistance.
Service Area: Crawford, Marion, Morrow Counties Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission 372 E. Center Street P.O. Box 779 Marion, Ohio 43302 (740) 387-1039 firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM AVITA’S WEBSITE: We’ve established a call center to answer questions and address concerns about COVID-19. Avita’s Coronavirus Information Hotline is open 8:00am-6:00pm daily at 419-468-0800. Avita has nurses answering the hotline to talk to citizens and triage in case they need to go to the Emergency Room. Avita has also started doing telehealth visits so people do not have to go out and sit in doctor’s offices, which is an option if they need to see their doctor for something else.
If the phone lines are not answered due to high call volume or after hours, the call will be forwarded to the Ohio Department of Health Information Hotline.
Here is a link to useful information on Covid-19 from the Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio’s Covid-19 Call Center Hotline 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-888-427-5634)
Is your home in need of Repair? You may be eligible for assistance!!! The Crawford County Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program is accepting applications for OWNER REHABS Starting October 1, 2019 Ending October 31, 2019 Call the CHIP office 419-562-6583 for an application and too set your appointment!