Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Patt- McDaniel Announces More Than $20 Million In Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund Grants To...

COLUMBUS, OH - May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Ohio Department of Development Interim Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced more than $20 million in Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund grants to 11 brownfield clean-up projects throughout the state. The funding, approved at a Clean Ohio Council Round Six award meeting, will allow for the reuse of idle commercial and industrial properties and is expected to initially create and retain more than 550 jobs.

SEN. VOINOVICH TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to bring transparency and accountability to government spending and appropriations, U.S. Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today released the following Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2010.

OHFA AWARDS MORE THAN $950,000 IN ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

Nearly $1 million of Federal Housing Tax Credits were awarded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to nine developments as part of allocations from the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. COLUMBUS, OH - May 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today awarded nine affordable housing developments additional federal Housing Tax Credits through a provision included in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA). Passed in July 2008, the HERA provided OHFA with the ability to award extra tax credits for properties that received funding in 2008 and are ready to begin construction this year.

OHFA awards more than $800,000 in additional federal funding to affordable housing developmemnts

COLUMBUS, OH - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today awarded seven affordable housing developments additional federal Housing Tax Credits through a provision included in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA).

Affordable housing initiatives approved by OHFA Board

COLUMBUS, OH - April 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved eight initiatives to be financed through the Housing Investment Fund. In September 2008, the Board approved the Housing Investment Fund to support affordable housing initiatives in Ohio that could not be currently funded through OHFA’s standard programs. The Fund provides an opportunity for developers and housing organizations to receive grants or loans to respond to changing housing needs around the state.

Governor, Barbash Announce Aetna Expansion Project

Columbus , Ohio - April 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Mark Barbash, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Development, today joined...

Governor Recognizes April as Fair Housing Month in Ohio

Columbus, OH - April 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Ted Strickland today announced a proclamation recognizing April as Fair Housing Month in Ohio. The proclamation is intended to raise awareness about fair housing opportunities throughout the state.

Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approves Annual Plan

COLUMBUS, OH - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved the Annual Plan, which addresses the state’s affordable housing needs in Ohio.

FISHER ANNOUNCES $3.5 MILLION IN SOLAR AND WIND GRANTS

Columbus, OH - January 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced the availability of $3.5 million in new grants for solar hot water systems and wind technologies to benefit residential users.

FISHER ANNOUNCES $50.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL SITES

Columbus, OH - November 13, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced the award of $46 million in Job Ready Sites program grants and...

OHFA awards additional $2.3 million in housing tax credits

COLUMBUS, OH - October 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) —  The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today announced the recipients of approximately $2.3 million in housing...

New investment fund to help additional affordable housing initiatives

COLUMBUS, OH - September 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved a new program that will support affordable housing...

FISHER ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $30 MILLION IN HOUSING IMPROVEMENT AWARDS

Columbus, OH - September 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced that 62...

Governor’s Office of Appalachia Announces Community Facility Initiative

Columbus, OH - September 8, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Lt. Governor Lee Fisher today announced the...

Gallia County Developer Will Pay Ohio EPA $15,000 for Violations

Columbus, OH - August 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Ohio EPA and Gallia County developer Herbert Smith have agreed to a $15,000 penalty to...

Affordable multifamily developments funding now available; $1 million for senior community approved

COLUMBUS, OH - August 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board today approved the use of $3 million to...

FISHER ANNOUNCES $20,000 FAIR HOUSING GRANT FOR GREENE COUNTY AND CITY OF XENIA FAIR...

Columbus, OH - August 11, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Fair and affordable housing is a paramount issue for Ohio and Ohioans. Lieutenant Governor Lee...

FISHER ANNOUNCES CLEAN OHIO REVITALIZATION FUND DEADLINE

Columbus, OH -July 10, 2008 - Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today advised local communities of the...

Ohio Housing Finance Agency awards over $23 million in tax credits for affordable housing...

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced the recipients of approximately $23 million in housing tax credits through the 2008 Housing Tax Credit Program.

Funds to assist with the development of Regional Center West

Columbus, OH - June 16, 2008 - Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher today announced that the City...

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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 Urges VA Secretary to Protect Funding For Homeless Veterans

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin urging him to fully reverse a plan to shift funding for VA programs that support homeless veterans. Earlier this month, the VA announced its intent to redirect the funding into a larger pool used by local VA hospitals at their discretion, risking a misuse of funds intended for homeless veterans.