The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB) is seeking proposals for our upcoming Community Mini-Grant Cycle. We have several mini-grants up to $5,000 available to organizations that serve our community.  Interested grassroots organizations that provide services to the populations that MHRSB serves are encouraged to apply. Services can include but are not limited to programming that offers skills, strengths, resources, supports, or coping strategies to support mental wellness. Proposals are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on November 30, 2021. Direct all questions to For more information, qualification criteria, and to submit your proposal on our easy-to-fill online application, please visit



Rudolph Libbe will receive proposals for Warren Commons, a 46 unit, 3 story, wood framed supportive housing apartment building. Located at 2011 Franklin Ave, Toledo, OH.

Bids are due November 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Bid documents may be viewed and downloaded free of charge from Builder’s Exchange (BX).  Current BX members can search for the project using Project ID: 2020-0BE6.  Non-members of BX may also download the plans free of charge via email invite.  Please contact Travis Philo to receive an invite for the project if you are a not a member of BX.

This project has MBE/WBE requirements and is covered under Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968.

For more information on this project, please contact Travis Philo at 419-725-3169.


The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) will host 4 public events to gather community feedback on upcoming proposed service changes, which include:

  • The introduction of Sunday service
  • Expanded service on Saturday mornings
  • Expanded Saturday hours for Routes 26 and 34
  • Elimination of weekend Route 31C to UTMC, and maintaining or expansion of service on routes 31G and 31H

The purpose of these events is to seek comment from the public and the business community of these changes. These forums will focus on the Title VI equity analyses surrounding the service changes. Public meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Virtual meeting, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
  • Virtual meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, noon-1 p.m.
  • In-person Open House at TARTA Transit Hub, 612 N. Huron Street, Toledo, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • In-person meeting at TARPS, 130 Knapp Street, Toledo, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, 5-6 p.m.

Registration and additional details will be available in the coming weeks at or by calling 419-243-7433. Customers and others from the public interested in submitting questions may do so by sending them to


The City of Toledo intends to make application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the use of Section 108 Loan Guaranty Funds in an amount not to exceed $37,000,000.00. The purpose of the Section 108 Loan Fund is to assist with equitable investments in economic, housing, and community development activities throughout the City of Toledo. Goals of the Section 108 Loan Fund include acquiring land for redevelopment, revitalizing housing stock, development of new public facilities and directly assisting businesses, nonprofits, and real estate development projects that produce a public benefit. Individual projects are proposed to be evaluated by a loan and investment committee involving City and community representatives, led by the Department of Neighborhoods.

The City of Toledo Section 108 loan pool will be administered by the Department of Neighborhoods including application intake, underwriting, closing, servicing and reporting oversight.  A loan committee consisting of representation from the Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Economic Development, Lucas County Land Bank, Lucas County Plan Commission, as well as philanthropic and financial institution partners will review and recommend projects for approval by the Toledo City Council and Mayor.

The Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 2021 Annual Action Plan, and City of Toledo Section 108 HUD Application will be available for review beginning Friday, November 26, 2021, on the website of the following entities:

Department of Neighborhoods                                                                                                   Lucas Metropolitan Housing
One Government Center, 18th Floor                                                                                           435 Nebraska Avenue
Downtown Toledo, Jackson & Erie Streets                                                                                 Toledo, Ohio 43604
website:                                                   website:

Office of the Mayor                                                                                                                     Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board
One Government Center, 22nd Floor                                                                                          1220 Madison Avenue
Downtown Toledo, Jackson & Erie Streets                                                                                  Toledo, Ohio 43604
website:                                                                    website:

Clerk of Council                                                                                                                            Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
One Government Center, 21st Floor                                                                                           325 Michigan Street
Downtown Toledo, Jackson & Erie Streets                                                                                 Toledo, Ohio 43604
website:                                                          website:


The Fair Housing Center                                                                                                              Lucas Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities
326 N. Erie Street                                                                                                                          1154 Larc Lane
Toledo, Ohio 43604                                                                                                                      Toledo, Ohio 43614
website:                                                                                                         website:

A public hearing on the Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 2021 Annual Action Plan, and City of Toledo Section 108 HUD Application is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 5:30 p.m., by Virtual Hearing

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 954025

Or Telephone:


            USA 216 706 7052 US Toll

            USA 866 528 2256 US Toll-free

Conference code: 800378

The City of Toledo will also receive comments from the pubic in writing beginning Friday, November 26, 2021, through Monday, December 27, 2021, at the following address:


Application to HUD for use of the Section 108 Loan Pool will be submitted in January, 2022.  Specific projects selected for the Section 108 Loan Pool funding will be identified through a rolling application process that will evaluate compliance with Section 108 National Objectives and Public Benefit Criteria; financial feasibility including the ability to support debt service; cost reasonableness; developer or business experience and capacity; leveraging of other funding sources; and readiness to proceed.

The City will prioritize investments in projects using Section 108 Financing that are located in targeted neighborhood revitalization areas including Junction, Englewood, Old South End and East Toledo; and promote equity and equitable development. Equitable development projects will include projects that support investments in communities and neighborhoods of color or provide financing to BIPOC-led developers, businesses, or organizations. The City may elect to support non-income producing projects and use a portion of annual CDBG allocation as a source of repayment. 

The City of Toledo supports the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion ADA coordinator at (419) 245-1198 or submit a request online at


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