Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Tax AbatementThe City of Xenia offers real property tax abatements for the construction, expansion or remodeling of homes and businesses in designated areas. This program is administered by the Planning and Zoning Department. Click here to learn more!
Community Housing Improvement Program The City of Xenia has offered housing grants and loans to income-eligible homeowners within the City of Xenia. In 2014, the City partnered with Greene County Community Development on a Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) housing program to offer grants and loans for owner-occupied property rehabilitation and home repair within the City of Xenia AND within the County outside the City.
To read about the 2014 CHIP program and learn if you might qualify for assistance, please read the Greene County website at this Community Housing Improvement Program Page.
For more information on these Community Development Programs, contact Cherise Schell at (937) 562-5644.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Formula Allocation
The Division works annually with community groups and internal city staff to identify eligible projects for the city's low- and moderate-income residents. Eligible projects must meet the national objectives of the CDBG program as well as meet the city's long- and short-term plans including the 5-year capital improvement plan. Information regarding the 2016 grant fund availability through CDBG Formula Allocation grants will be advertised here on the City website, as well as in public notices in the paper.
Downtown Planning and Tier 1 Grant
The Community Development Department works with the downtown businesses to obtain resources through the State of Ohio's Department of Development/Office of Housing and Community Partnerships. Read more about the ODSA grant, loan and credit programs.
Secondary Support for Other Agencies
The Development Department provides staff and offers secondary support to the Greene County Housing Coalition, the City of Xenia Loan Trust Committee, the Greene County Tax Incentive Review Council, and the Greene County Retention and Expansion Committee.
Support of Non-profit Community, Social & Housing Groups
The City works closely with housing and social service providers working in the Greene County Area who partner with the city to improve the housing, employment, and community needs of citizens.
The City of Xenia supports community festivals, downtown festivities and promotions, and neighborhood events, such as the Farmers' Market held on E. Main Street through the Greene County Growers, First Fridays, Hometown Christmas and other community led events.