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Housing & Development

Columbiana County to Receive Funding to Help Homeowners with Home Septic Treatment Systems

Columbiana County Health Department will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems using a $190,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement program.

Ohio EPA Recognizes Miamisburg’s Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement Efforts

Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler recognized the City of Miamisburg today for its efforts to improve wastewater treatment and drinking water treatment for its residents. He visited one of the city’s current projects, seeing upgrades being made to the city’s water reclamation facility.

Beatty Bill Will Jumpstart Availability of Affordable Housing

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced the Jumpstart Housing Opportunities Utilizing Small Enterprises (HOUSE) Act of 2016, or Jumpstart HOUSE Act, H.R. 5144. In 2010, the Small Business Jobs Act, P.L. 111-240, was enacted, creating the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).

Huntington Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity to improve 150 homes for the bank’s...

In celebration of its 150 years of community engagement, Huntington Bank announced today it will donate $250,000 to Habitat for Humanity International and $150,000 to Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio to support neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Proposed New Tissue Manufacturer

Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge from the proposed Sofidel America Corp. facility that would be located 2,500 feet south of the southeastern corner of U.S. 23 and Pittsburg Road, Pickaway Township, Pickaway County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Pickaway County District Public Library – Main Branch, 1160 N. Court St., Circleville

Brown Introduces Bill to Keep Water Rates Affordable, Provide Assistance to Communities

Brown Releases County-by-County Map of Ohio Communities with Combined Sewage Overflow Systems – Outdated Sewer Systems in Need of Replacement that Collect Both Sewage and Storm Water, Leading to Dangerous Overflows that Can Pollute Drinking Water

Brown Announces Funding Assistance from Department of Health and Human Services so Seniors and...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $14,695,190 to the State of Ohio Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). During the 2013-2014 winter, more than 420,000 Ohio homes used LIHEAP to help cover their home energy costs.

Latta Visits Smaller Communities

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) visited mayors and village council members in Putnam, Hardin, Defiance and Fulton Counties during the week of March 28, 2016. Congressman Latta discussed topics with municipal leaders ranging from EPA mandates, opiate abuse, water quality and economic and workforce development. In addition to visiting smaller communities, Congressman Latta spoke at the Northern Ohio Mayors and Managers Association annual meeting in Pemberville, Ohio on Wednesday, March 30th

TRAC Votes on Transportation Project Funding List

Seven construction projects in Ohio will be getting additional funding from the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC). The new funding commitments total $58.6 million. TRAC voted on the final list today

Latta Questions EPA Administrator On Continued, Harmful Regulatory Overreach

During the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s joint hearing between the Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy Subcommittees, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) questioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the unnecessary and detrimental regulations imposed by the EPA on businesses and their impacts on Americans across the country

House of Representatives passes measure to provide foreclosure relief for members of the military

The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015, to extend foreclosure protection for military homeowners from 90 days to a one year period until January 1, 2018.

Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Big Darby Bridge Construction Project

Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the County Road 22 bridge over Big Darby Creek near Orient. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School at 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City

Fifteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring

Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 15 of the most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

Congressional Hearing Held on Johnson’s BRICK Act

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on Congressman Bill Johnson’s (R-Marietta) Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act (BRICK Act). The legislation will officially be introduced shortly.

TWELFTH ROUND OF VOLUNTARY HOUSEHOLD TEST RESULTS FROM SEBRING

Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 28 of the 29 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received

ELEVENTH ROUND OF VOLUNTARY HOUSEHOLD TEST RESULTS FROM SEBRING ALL BELOW FEDERAL ALLOWABLE LEVEL

Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all of the 36 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New...

In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.

Central Ohio Housing Report – January 2016

There were 2,249 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market during the month of January, a 47.1 percent gain over the previous month, although a slight dip of 2.5 percent from January 2015, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

Treasurer Josh Mandel Announces Launch of the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Checkbook...

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one ranking in the country for government transparency.

OHFA BOARD COMMITS $1.5 MILLION FOR NELSONVILLE DEVELOPMENT, ALLOCATES MORE THAN $26.1 MILLION TO...

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board voted to award a $1.5 million Housing Development Loan (HDL) for the adaptive reuse of the Nelsonville School Commons in Nelsonville, Athens County. The development will convert the former Nelsonville High School and Junior High into 15 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom units in a three-story elevator building. Units will be developed by The Woda Group, Inc. and will be affordable to households at or below 60% AMGI.

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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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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $245,000 for Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center...

Congressman Tim Ryan today announced a $245,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC) in Warren, Ohio. The grant will be used to match funds provided by the State of Ohio to build out the technical capabilities in TBEIC’s Shared Resources Center