As a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community, and a HOME participating jurisdiction, Lima receives nearly $2 million annually through its Consolidated Plan. A portion of these federal resources assist homeowners through housing rehabilitation loans, and a first time homebuyers program.
Community reinvestment areas offer real estate tax abatements to persons who renovate existing, or construct new, housing units within the city limits.
The city's fair housing programs ensure all citizens have equal access to housing, assist persons who may be the subject of discriminatory housing practices, and inform the community about the risks of lead based paint .
Tenants and landlords have responsibilities and obligations to one another under Ohio's Landlord Tenant Law.