Ohio State Government and Public Real Estate News

Central Ohio saw a healthy increase in contracts and closings last month despite the lagging number of homes for sale in central Ohio.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office hosted a Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) conference today at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. CPIM provides local government investment officers with continuing education training as they work to safeguard taxpayer dollars.
State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) welcomed news that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and its Japanese-based project partner, Marubeni Corporation, have selected a potential site in Belmont County for construction of a world-scale petrochemical complex.
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop on May 8 in Marietta to inform small and rural communities about state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields or blighted properties.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) delivered opening remarks for the House Appropriations Committee this morning as the committee begins markup of language from the Energy and Water Subcommittee where Kaptur serves as Ranking Member. Rep. Kaptur is also offering an amendment to remove controversial policy riders, most notably a provision that would roll back efforts to protect certain bodies of water, including ponds and marshes, under the Clean Water Act. Her opening statement in full
“A bill aimed at encouraging energy savings in new homes and older commercial buildings won House approval Tuesday and heads to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature”
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today announced that their Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 has passed the House and is now headed to the President for signature. This bill, which passed the Senate in March, contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution
State Senator Tom Patton today announced nearly $2.2 million in state funding for roof repair and replacement for several Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) buildings.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new federal funding to provide rental assistance paired with clinical services for homeless veterans in the Columbus area as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $309,342 and the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $115,320. Brown is ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new federal funding to provide rental assistance paired with clinical services for homeless veterans in the Columbus area as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $309,342 and the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $115,320. Brown is ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $69,000 in federal grant funding and a $33,000 loan for Hocking County from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund local projects.
This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) voted in favor of legislation designed to improve upon current tax policy and ensure taxpayers’ hard-earned money is being used responsibly. One piece of legislation in particular is H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, which was passed by the House of Representatives today and is similar to legislation Congressman Latta introduced earlier this year: H.R. 725, the Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act of 2015
State Senator Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) today introduced legislation aimed at lifting some of the financial burden carried by Ohioans living with disabilities.
Board approved $5.1 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing developments across the state.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – released the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at today’s hearing on mortgage credit availabilit
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House passed two bills aimed at making it easier for Americans to obtain affordable housing and achieve financial independence
Congressman Steve Stivers’ (R – OH) legislation, H.R. 299 – the Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act of 2015 – unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. This bill would provide regulatory relief for small, community-based enterprises in an effort to boost the housing market
Congressman Gibbs released the following statement prior to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur voted against legislation that passed in the House last night to raise interest rates on homeowners and expose many consumers to predatory lending practices that are currently prohibited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). These Republican proposals, H.R. 650 and H.R. 685, would reclassify certain types of manufactured housing to allow real estate and financial services companies to push their customers into predatory and high-cost lending and insurance.
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) helped lead the successful House passage of the Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act of 2015, H.R. 299. The legislation will allow privately-insured credit unions to apply for membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, thereby providing individuals and businesses greater access to credit in a tight credit-market. H.R. 299 is being led Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) and Congresswoman Beatty, and passed the House unanimously.
Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Nearly $650,000 in NeighborhoodWorks Grants to Improve Housing Opportunities

Washington, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Tim Ryan announced nearly $650,000 in successful grant approvals today awarded for both Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna and the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Inc. Neighborhood Development Services was awarded $572,500 in grant funds, and East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Inc. was awarded $176,000 in grant funds. NeighborhoodWorks America has awarded these grants in order to create opportunities for people to obtain affordable housing, improving their lives and strengthening the communities in which they reside. more »

 
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