In today’s housing market, public-private partnerships are essential to address the housing needs of Ontario residents. The City has established its Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) program to leverage the nonprofit sector resources. The intent of the program is to also help preserve, enhance, and improve existing neighborhoods through the acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of housing. The City accepts applications for financial assistance from certified CHDOs for proposed high quality housing projects that enhance the City’s efforts to create and preserve a variety of housing opportunities for Ontario residents, including the acquisition, rehabilitation, or construction of single-and multiple-family housing. The City will use HOME funds and strive to require more restrictive covenants that required by HOME funds.