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Development Commission
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Phone: 740-947-2853 or 800-223-7491 in Ohio Fax: 740-947-3468
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  HUD RHED

 

Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission

HUD-Rural Housing and Economic Development

Grant Summary

 

 

Project Area: 

Adams, Jackson, Pike, and Vinton Counties (Map)

 

Summary: (Summary)

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) was awarded a HUD Rural Housing and Economic Development Capacity Building Grant (Grant #RH-05-OH-C-0082) in December 2005. 

 

A brief overview of the project consists of utilizing GPS to plot fire stations and response areas for fire departments serving the four counties.  Mileage intervals will be determined from each fire station to determine the protected and unprotected class areas.  Insurance companies consider housing units beyond five or six miles from a fire department as unprotected class and homeowners insurance premiums for these housing units can be expensive. The number of housing units in the protected and unprotected class areas will also be determined, and an analysis of the protected class areas will be completed to determine the best areas for housing development.

 

Work Plan:  

  1. Form an advisory committee in each county and have each of them to meet at least three times to provide input into project activities.
  2. Utilizing GPS, map fire stations in target counties and fire stations in adjacent counties that service areas in the target counties.
  3. Determine the service areas geographically for each of these fire stations and map their service area.
  4. Determine mileage intervals from these fire stations to determine the number of housing units that are in a protected class and unprotected class.
  5. Conduct an infrastructure and natural feature analysis of the protected class areas to determine the best areas for housing development in each county.
  6. Present the results of each county study in its respective county in order to educate key decision makers.

 

Project Counties:

Adams County

Pike County

Jackson County

Vinton County

 

 

 

 

Project Extension:

On December 10, 2008, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) requested and was approved for an extension to the project completion date for the HUD RHED grant to June 30, 2009.  OVRDC will utilize the remaining funds to complete three of the scope of work items from this project in four additional OVRDC member counties, which are Fayette, Gallia, Ross, and Scioto (See Map).  The scope of work items that would be completed in these additional four counties would be:

 

1.      Utilizing GPS, map fire stations in target counties and fire stations in adjacent counties that service areas in the target counties.

 

2.      Determine the service areas geographically for each of these fire stations and map their service area.

 

3.      Determine mileage intervals from these fire stations to determine the number of housing units that are in a protected class and unprotected class.

 

The counties to be targeted for this additional work are Gallia County (ARC At-Risk County), Ross County (ARC Transitional County), Fayette County (non-Appalachia County), and Scioto County (ARC At-Risk County).  Upon completion of the work, a report to each county providing them the results of our research will also be provided.

 

 

Project County Reports            Large Maps

Fayette County                                      Fayette County General Protected Class Map

Gallia County                                        Gallia County General Protected Class Map

Ross County                                         Ross County General Protected Class Map

Scioto County                                      Scioto County General Protected Class Map