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TURNER Reintroduces Foster Care Housing Bill
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care, without increasing federal spending WASHINGTON - (RealEstateRama)...
Brown Alerts Jefferson County Homeowners, Businesses to Approaching Deadline to Apply for Federal Disaster...
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today alerted Jefferson County homeowners, renters, small businesses, and private nonprofit organizations to federal loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recover from physical damage caused by recent severe storms and flooding
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.
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 Wins House Support for Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape, While Maintaining Consumer...
Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) recently won House support for H.R. 2121—the SAFE Transitional License Act. While maintaining high standards for mortgage loan originators (MLOs), the bill ensures that these professionals will have more flexibility when they transition jobs between bank and non-bank employers.
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.
Brown Announces $97.6 Million for Foreclosure Prevention and Blight Removal in Ohio
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that following his urging, Ohio will receive $97.6 million in new federal dollars, and is eligible to receive an additional $250 million, to help communities that were devastated by the foreclosure crisis. The funding is part of a $2 billion investment that Brown secured in December to bolster the Hardest Hit Fund as part of the year-end government funding bill.
Ohio EPA Education Grant for Models at TNC’s Ashtabula County Site
Area teachers will be able to learn about and expose their students to a beaver lodge exhibit thanks to work being done by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at its Grand River Conservation Campus, Morgan Swamp Preserve. With financial assistance from Ohio EPA, TNC will design and build a beaver lodge exhibit in an existing building at the Morgan Swamp Preserve site
Housing inventory cooling off in central Ohio
Central Ohio inventory continues to remain at a record low – lower than any year since 2000. The total inventory of homes for sale during the month of November in central Ohio was 6,976, a decrease of 9.3 percent from the previous month and 16.3 percent lower than November 2014, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.
Norwalk to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The city will separate storm sewer flows from the sanitary sewer system by installing new sanitary sewers, a major underground storage basin, a new pump station and force main, and a back-up power generator. Currently, the combined sewer allows untreated wastewater to escape from the sewer system. This project is part of Norwalk’s combined sewer overflow long-term control plan
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Announces $1.4 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant to Case...
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Case Western Reserve University $1.4 million under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2015 program.
17TH ANNUAL OHIO HOUSING CONFERENCE EXPLORES HOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRENGTHENS COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES
The nation's largest statewide housing conference begins Tuesday, December 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and will be hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH)
Trumbull County to Improve Sanitary Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
The loan will assist in installing new sewers along Ridge Road to serve an unincorporated area of Howland Township, currently relying on home sewage treatment systems, many of which are failing. The area contains small lot sizes and unsuitable soil for leach fields. The high cost to replace failing systems would not be cost-effective compared to a centralized system. The project will bring about significant health benefits by removing untreated sewage, which is a health hazard, from the local environment
OHFA BOARD APPROVES MORE THAN $11.6 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES
On Wednesday, September 16, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $11.6 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including
Shelby Planning Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Shelby is planning essential improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant that will increase capacity and reduce sewage bypasses during wet weather. The city is funding the design phase of the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Alliance Community Hospital and the Stark Development Board have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Alliance Community Hospital Property in Stark County.
Senate Approves Portman, Feinstein Amendment to Remove Barriers to Assistance for Homeless Children
The Senate today unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to the Every Child Achieves Act that would eliminate barriers to children receiving assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) homeless assistance programs.
Congressman Gibbs’ Regulatory Integrity Protection Act Heads to Committee
Congressman Gibbs released the following statement prior to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act.
Kaptur Votes To Protect Homeowners From Predatory Lending, Unfair Interest Rates
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur voted against legislation that passed in the House last night to raise interest rates on homeowners and expose many consumers to predatory lending practices that are currently prohibited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). These Republican proposals, H.R. 650 and H.R. 685, would reclassify certain types of manufactured housing to allow real estate and financial services companies to push their customers into predatory and high-cost lending and insurance.
Ohio Division of Financial Institutions Earns Accreditation in Mortgage Supervision
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) is pleased to announce that the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions (the Division) has received a certificate of accreditation for mortgage supervision. This accreditation certifies that the Division maintains the highest standards and practices in mortgage supervision set by the AARMR/CSBS Mortgage Accreditation Program.
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