Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Brown Blasts Trump Plan to Slash Housing Assistance for Low-Income Urban and Rural Communities

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – today blasted President Trump’s proposal to cut the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget by more than $6 billion and eliminate programs critical to maintaining the nation’s supply of affordable housing. The budget plan also would cut funding for public transit programs and community development grants.

Representative Stivers Announces Reintroduction of Homeless Children and Youth Act at Huck House Shelter

Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) announced the reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act at the Huckleberry House in Columbus. This legislation, which is cosponsored by Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA), provides a more accurate system for the federal government to understand the problem of youth homelessness and help better serve this population.  The Senate companion bill is sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

Portman, Feinstein, Stivers, Loebsack Introduce Bill to Help Homeless Children and Youth

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced the Homeless Children and Youth Act to amend the definition of homelessness used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) so that more American children who are vulnerable can receive services they need. Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

Brown Announces More Than $33,000 Federal Investment in Housing for Homeless Akron Veterans

Following Veterans Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $33,408 in federal funding to provide rental assistance paired with health services for homeless veterans in Akron as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. Brown is ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

Representatives Stivers and Beatty Introduce Bill to Incentivize Assistance for Homeless Former Servicemembers

Yesterday Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) introduced the Housing our Military Servicemembers (HOMeS) Act, H.R. 6124, to add former servicemembers as a subpopulation eligible for rehousing incentive payments through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  By codifying “former servicemembers” into HUD’s homeless assistance statutes, the agency can incentivize and reward housing grantees that help get all former members of the military off the streets

Sen. Brown Outlines New Legislation to Improve Programs for Homeless Veterans and Their Families...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, outlined legislation to improve programs for homeless veterans and their families in East Cleveland today.

Sen. Brown Outlines New Legislation to Improve Programs for Homeless Veterans and Their Families...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, outlined legislation to improve programs for homeless veterans and their families in Warren today. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, about 12 percent of the adult homeless population is comprised of veterans.

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $119,000 to Address Homeless Youth Needs in Tallmadge, Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan announces $119,552 for Shelter Care, Inc. in Tallmadge, Ohio. This grant will fund the Street Outreach Services program, which addresses the needs of runaway, homeless and street youth by providing outreach services to help young people leave the streets and transition to a safe living arrangement.

Loebsack, Stivers Reintroduce Bill to Help Homeless Children and Youth

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced the Homeless Children and Youth Act, which provides a more accurate system for the federal government to understand the problem of youth homelessness and help better serve this population. The Senate companion bill is sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).

Congresswoman Beatty Introduces Bill to Assist Homeless Veterans

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) announced today her introduction of legislation to assist homeless veterans with their transition into permanent housing. The Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act, H.R. 2522, is supported by The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Congresswoman Beatty was joined by 15 Members as original co-sponsors of this legislation.

House Republicans Reject Housing Support For Homeless Veterans

Today Republican Members on the House Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment proposed by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) to provide housing support for at least 22,500 of our nation’s estimated 49,900 homeless veterans

Brown Announces Nearly $197,000, $425,000, $430,000 and More Than $55,000 in New Federal...

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.

Jones Announces Legislation To Improve Financial Situation Of People Living With Disabilities

State Senator Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) today introduced legislation aimed at lifting some of the financial burden carried by Ohioans living with disabilities.

Sen. Brown Announces Plan to Further Reduce Homelessness Among Veterans

CLEVELAND, OH - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With winter months closing in, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, outlined a plan today that would further support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015. While significant progress is being made, many hurdles still exist for chronically homeless veterans wanting to find housing

Congresswoman Kaptur Announces Legislation To Bring More Help to Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to make the Ohio Veterans Home and other state veterans homes eligible for homelessness grant funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Brown and Rep. Kaptur Introduce Bill to Keep Erie County Veterans from Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) introduced the State Veterans Home Homelessness Act, legislation which would keep Erie County veterans off the street and give them the resources to get back on their feet. The bill would benefit the Sandusky State Veterans Home by making it and other state veterans homes eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) homelessness grants. Despite the high need of local veterans and available beds in the Sandusky home, VA homelessness grants are not currently available to state veterans homes.

Brown Announces Funds to Provide Housing and Medical Assistance for Homeless Veterans in Stark...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced funding to provide rental assistance and clinical services for homeless veterans in Stark and Summit Counties as a part of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program (HUD-VASH). The funds will provide housing assistance for homeless veterans while partnering them with a local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.

Sen. Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Provide Critical Services to Homeless Veterans in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New federal resources will provide critical support services for homeless veterans in Cincinnati. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Hamilton County has been awarded a new federal grant from U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). The $600,000 grant will be used to provide job training and support for homeless veterans

Brown Reveals How Northwest Ohioans Will Be Affected By Deal Requiring Banks To Pay...

TOLEDO, OH - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) revealed how Ohioans will be affected by this month’s deal requiring banks to pay $8.5 billion to homeowners who were hurt by the mortgage crisis. Brown was joined at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) by Belinda Brooks, a Northwest Ohio homeowner whose home was in foreclosure because of errors made by her mortgage servicer. Kathy Broka, president and CEO of the Fair Housing Center, a Toledo homeowner advocacy and counseling organization, also attended today’s event.

Brown Reveals How Ohioans Will Be Affected By Deal Requiring Banks To Pay $8.5...

COLUMBUS, OH - January 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) revealed how Ohioans will be affected by this month’s deal requiring banks to pay $8.5 billion to homeowners who were hurt by the mortgage crisis. Brown was joined at Homeport by a central Ohio teacher, Jeanne Brigner, a homeowner whose bank initiated foreclosure proceedings despite her being up-to-date on mortgage payments. With the help of Brown’s office, Ms. Brigner is still in her home. Brown outlined legislation that would help the housing market and economic recovery by preventing foreclosures and keeping more Americans in their homes

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio

Report Demonstrates Need To Expand Ohio Housing Trust Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohioans need to earn at least $14.45 an hour in order...

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Brown Blasts Trump Plan to Slash Housing Assistance for Low-Income Urban...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – today blasted President Trump’s proposal to cut the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget by more than $6 billion and eliminate programs critical to maintaining the nation’s supply of affordable housing. The budget plan also would cut funding for public transit programs and community development grants.