Department of Community and Economic Development

Contact Information

David Favorite
Community and Economic Development
470 Center St., Bldg. 8A
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Phone:  (440) 279-1790
Fax:  (440) 285-7761

E-mail:  DFavorite@co.geauga.oh.us

Fair Housing

Federal and state fair housing laws protect everyone. Housing discrimination is prohibited based on:

  • Race/Color
  • National Origin/Ancestry
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Familial Status
  • Military Status

Local laws may also prohibit discrimination against:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status
  • Creed
  • Age
  • Gender Identity
  • Source of Income

The Geauga County Board of Commissioners established the Geauga Fair Housing Commission, an entity consisting of 7 members who are residents of and/or work in Geauga County. The Fair Housing Commission: identifies impediments to Fair Housing, provides education for residents, landlords and home seekers, and disseminates information on Fair Housing, encouraging freedom of choice in housing for all citizens to eliminate discrimination in housing.

Fair Housing Brochure

Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law: The Basics

OSBA Tenant/Landlord Rights and Obligations


Martin Castelletti, Director
Community and Economic Development
470 Center Street, Building 8A
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Phone:  440-279-1792
Email:  mcastelletti@geaugaced.com
Website:  www.geaugaced.com


Board of County Commissioners' Seal This department reports to the Board of County Commissioners:
James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon, and Ralph Spidalieri.