SUPPORTS TO ENCOURAGE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
SELF served 9,954 families throughout Butler County in 2012.
SELF launched the Butler County Microenterprise & Microloan Program in collaboration with BizTech Center and Neighborhood Housing Services. In less than two years, 86 entrepreneurs completed the intense training, 25 new small businesses were launched and 7 microloans awarded totaling $24,500.
SELF’s Home Repair Initiative helped nearly 80 low-income families with free home repairs and mobility improvements in 2012. The project grew to a year-round effort following the 2011 Middletown Group Workcamps experience. Now local volunteers and community groups continue to work on Butler County homes year-round.
42 Individual Development Account (IDA) clients have cashed out and completed the program, purchasing assets totaling more than
The agency has been recognized with
20 Best Practice Awards
, including the 2012 Ohio CDC Project of the Year for the Hamilton Group Workcamp and Home Repairs Project. In 2013 the Butler County Microenterprise & Microloan program was recognized by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs for its collaborative partnerships and successful efforts.
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