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Warren County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage...

Ohio EPA is helping qualifying Warren County homeowners address failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) by awarding a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan for system repair or replacement to the Warren County Combined Health District.

Stark County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage...

Ohio EPA awarded Stark County a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement Program which will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems.

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

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $1,072,500 for Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority’s YouthBuild Program

Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing a $1,072,500 grant to the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority for its YouthBuild Program, which will help young men and women in Trumbull County equip themselves to be successful in the workforce and engaged in their communities. YouthBuild provides job training and work opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16-24

Erie County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Ford Motor Company has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former ACH Sandusky Plant property. The property at 3020 Tiffin Ave., Margaretta Township (Erie County), consists of about 356 acres previously used as a manufacturing facility for metal and plastic automobile parts. Beginning in 1994, the facility ceased manufacturing metal parts and continues to make plastic parts

Central Ohio Housing Report – July 2016

The number of homes for sale in central Ohio rose 8.3 percent to 6,402 in July 2016 compared to the previous month. Despite being down almost twenty percent from last year, it’s the highest level of inventory seen in 2016 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

Brown Pushes HUD to End Housing Practice that Endangers Domestic Violence Survivors

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the top Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for action to combat unfair and discriminatory nuisance ordinances that disproportionately affect survivors of domestic violence.

Reps. Latta, Luetkemeyer Discuss Regulatory Issues With Local Banks

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) hosted Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and officials from local banks to discuss regulatory issues that banking institutions are facing at forums held in Findlay and Defiance on Tuesday morning. Luetkemeyer serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance on the Financial Services Committee. The Congressmen both gave updates on current action in Congress to help community banks and reduce burdensome regulations, especially those imposed by Dodd-Frank legislation that was signed into law in 2010.

TURNER Brings Diaz-Balart To Creative Housing Initiatives in Dayton

Congressman Mike Turner and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, visited the former Cliburn Manor site, Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM), and Lyons Place II today. Congressman Turner released the following statement

Portman Statement on HUD Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Presented to Erie County

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented Erie County with a Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant worth more than $1.6 million. This funding will be used to protect children and families in Erie County from the hazards of lead-based paint and other dangerous home health and safety conditions

In Cincinnati Today, Brown Highlights Local Effort to Keep Kids Safe from Preventable Injuries...

In Cincinnati today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a local family to highlight a local effort to keep children safe from preventable household injuries. Safe Kids Greater Cincinnati – led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center – conducts home visits to evaluate safety risks and to educate families on how to prevent injuries in and around the house.

U.S. District Court in Ohio Rejects RICO Claim and Holds MERS Assignment Is Valid

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected a claim against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), finding the MERS assignment valid and granting summary judgment to MERS.

Following Nearly $14 Million Award to Lucas County Land Bank, Brown Helps Unveil “1500...

Following a nearly $14 million award of federal funds for foreclosure prevention and blight removal in Lucas County, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped unveil a plan to renovate or demolish 1500 properties in 1500 days during a news conference in Toledo today. At the site of two homes owned by the Lucas County Land Bank, Brown – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee – joined U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz, and community leaders.

Brown Announces more than $1.6 Million in Federal Investment to Remove Lead Hazards from...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $1,650,000 in federal funding for Erie County to remove lead and other health hazards in local homes to protect children and families from the life-long health effects of lead exposure. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding will address lead hazards in 80 housing units to provide safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The Health Department will work with the Lorain County General Health District to facilitate the program.

Central Ohio Housing Report – May 2016

There were 3,091 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of May, a 15.7 percent jump over April and a 2.4 percent increase over May 2015. Year-to-date sales (January through May) were 11,464 which is the highest on record for the first five months of the year according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service

Brown Announces $3.4 Million to Help Remove Lead from Homes in Columbus

Federal Funding Would Help the City of Columbus Address Lead Hazards in 175 Homes; Brown Has Called For Increased Funding through HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. Brown is a Strong Supporter of Federal Funding to Help Prevent Lead Poisoning, Monitor Lead Exposure in Children, and Eliminate Lead Hazards

Congressman Tim Ryan Works to Help Americans Pay Down Their Mortgages

Congressman Tim Ryan today introduced legislation to help hardworking Americans pay down their mortgages. The Building Equity for the American Middle-Class Act (BEAM Act) would create a 50% refundable tax credit on additional principal payments individuals make to their monthly required payment, up to $1000.

REALTOR® Care Day 2016

Almost 500 local REALTORS®, family and friends cleaned, painted, pruned and planted this past Wednesday as part of the Columbus REALTORS®’ 12th annual REALTOR® Care Day, helping improve many homes and organizations all over central Ohio!

Charges filed regarding cash bribes and kickbacks between contractors and Cleveland Housing Network official,...

Criminal charges were filed in federal court alleging cash bribes and kickbacks between contractors and a Cleveland Housing Network official, as well as improper lead abatement practices at several renovation projects, law enforcement officials said.

Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Groffre Investments has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former J&L Steel Lagoons property in Louisville.

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

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Brown Slams Trump Budget Cuts to Housing Aid 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 plan to slash the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget by more than $6 billion and eliminate programs vital to maintaining the nation’s affordable housing supply.