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

Brown Announces New Federal Resources To Provide Critical Services To Homeless Veterans In Mahoning...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New federal resources will provide critical support for homeless veterans in Warren. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Family and Community Services, Inc. of Portage County has been awarded a new federal grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which will serve homeless veterans in Warren. The $960,000 grant will be used to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans.

Attorney General DeWine Announces Homeless Youth and Aged-Out Victim of Crime Grants

COLUMBUS, OH - August 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced two youth service organizations will be sharing nearly $430,000 in grant funding to help the young homeless population.

Cincinnati Firefighters To Teach Fire Safety To Local Homeless Children

Cincinnati, OH - August 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Cincinnati Fire Department and Cincinnati Fire Foundation are participating in the Faces without Places' Yellow Bus Summer Camp TODAY to teach local homeless children about Fire Safety

Brown Announces New Federal Grant to Provide Critical Services to Homeless and Low-Income Veterans...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New federal resources will provide critical support services for homeless and low-income veterans in Cleveland. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, Inc. in Cuyahoga County has been awarded a new federal grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The $995,709 grant will be used to provide supportive services to low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing

Ohio Victims of Damaging Winds and Severe Weather Eligible for Reduced Interest Rates through...

COLUMBUS, OH - July 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents across Ohio impacted by damaging winds and severe weather during storms the weekend of June...

Homeless Man Realizes Dream Through State Collaboration

The Ohio Abilities Program gives Ohio man an opportunity of a lifetime Columbus, OH - July 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A collaborative effort has made...

Remember those less fortunate this Thanksgiving

Washington, D.C. - November 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- I set down a plate packed with turkey and all the trimmings before a homeless man, one of about 350 people fed Wednesday afternoon by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. He smiled and said thank you.

Brown Announces Plans for More Than 600 New Veterans Housing Units in Dayton and...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced that veterans in the Dayton and Chillicothe regions will have access to more than 600 new housing units. The units will be built on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) land and provide housing for homeless Veterans, senior Veterans, disabled Veterans, and their families.

Sen. Brown Announces Federal Resources to Prevent Homelessness Among Cuyahoga County Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, Inc. in Cleveland has received federal resources to prevent homelessness among at-risk Cuyahoga County Veterans. The funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program to prevent homelessness among at-risk Cuyahoga County Veterans

Expanded now helps Hamilton, Brown and Clermont county residents find affordable and emergency...

DAYTON, OH - June 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of National NeighborWorks Week (June 5-11, 2011), St. Mary Development Corporation has updated its searchable affordable housing database to include Hamilton, Brown and Clermont counties. The database already included eight Ohio counties: Butler, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren.

In the Wake of Enforcement Actions Against Mortgage Servicers, Brown Introduces Bill to Keep...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the wake of a settlement between 14 U.S. mortgage servicers and foreclosed homeowners, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced landmark legislation to prevent future servicer fraud and errors, improve foreclosure counseling and prevention, and reform oversight of mortgage-based investing.

Brown, Senate Majority Leader: Republican Proposal Could Undermine 10,000 U.S. Veterans Who Have Struggled...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the current Republican budget proposal eliminating a successful grant program that could leave thousands of veterans on the streets, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) held a news conference call today to urge the continuation of the program to prevent veteran homelessness.

Donors Asked to Contact Attorney General’s Office

LIMA, OH - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Attorney General's Charitable Law section is seeking input from members of the public who have donated to a well-known Lima veterans' charity.Last week, as a result of a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Richard Cordray, Michael Muhammad was ordered to stop soliciting contributions for his nonprofit organizations, Help Homeless Veterans Inc and Veterans Hope Community House Inc. The Attorney General's Office also sought and obtained a court order to shut down Muhammad's "veterans' shelter" at 616 W. Elm St., Lima.

Cordray Seeks to Shut Down Veterans’ Homeless Shelter in Deplorable Condition

LIMA, OH - December 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many Lima residents are familiar with the sight of Michael Muhammad sitting in front of the local post office soliciting donations to assist veterans. Today, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray filed a lawsuit in Allen County seeking to shut down Muhammad's nonprofit organizations and the homeless shelter he claims to operate for the benefit of veterans."This is a bad situation on several levels," said Attorney General Cordray. "The conditions inside this home are appalling and hazardous to the residents. Standing water in the basement, exposed electrical wires, rotting carpet, unsafe bathroom facilities and roaches, mice and rats – the place is a mess and we need to shut it down.

Cordray Provides Assistance for Community Nonprofits

COLUMBUS, OH - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Community nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio will receive a financial boost from Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. More than $200,000 will be infused into 29 programs that help senior citizens, the homeless, children and mentally ill Ohioans. The grants are funded through fines collected by the Attorney General's Office for bingo violations."When every dime counts, even a small grant can have a significant impact on a community," said Cordray. "The programs chosen to receive these grants will benefit thousands of Ohioans through innovative projects designed to address both physical and mental health needs."


Lost your job, can't keep up with mortgage payments? Starting today you might find relief from Ohio's Restoring Stability Fund. Ohio will receive a total of $320million from President Obama's Hardest Hit Fund to aid Ohioans struggling tokeep their homes. As a member of Congress, I've long advocated for targetedfunding to the hardest hit states, and was proud when the Hardest Hit Fund wasestablished. The President's multi-pronged approach will help families keep their dreams, even in the midst of this recession.

Obama Administration provides update on Hardest-Hit Fund program to help struggling homeowners in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH - September 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury today provided new details on its support for homeowners struggling due to adverse economic conditions in Ohio through the existing Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets (the Hardest-Hit Fund).

Sen. Brown Addresses Issues Facing Homeless Veterans in Chillicothe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the Chillicothe VA Medical Center in an effort to bolster support new and ongoing programs at the facility. Sen. Brown met with VA leadership, union representatives, and veterans to examine veterans' issues, including veteran homelessness, the need for benefit reforms, and increased investments at the Chillicothe VA medical center.


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...


Stivers Statement on the Conference Report of Tax Cuts and Jobs...

The following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding the Conference Report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “During the Conference process, I have fought for what I know is important to the families in the 15th District