Brown Blasts Trump Plan to Slash Housing Assistance for Low-Income Urban and Rural Communities

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – today blasted President Trump’s proposal to cut the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget by more than $6 billion and eliminate programs critical to maintaining the nation’s supply of affordable housing. The budget plan also would cut funding for public transit programs and community development grants.

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Provides Operating Assistance to Community Housing Development Organ

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction

TURNER Congratulates GDPM on HUD Grant

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) grant of $2,399,211 to Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM)

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

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.

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


The Endowment’s grant will offer farmers and private landowners another option in addition to the agricultural conservation practices already in use through the program on farms in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Forested buffers are an effective way to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus from entering waterways. Forests also offer the promise of increased income from hunting leases, timber products, and carbon sequestration. Increasing forests in this area will also provide important benefits for wildlife.

Federal grant to aid rural transit and expand broadband access

The Transit Tech Ohio project has been awarded a $6.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The money will be used to help rural transit agencies purchase hardware and software that allows them to schedule and dispatch transit vehicles.

Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not To Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

The village of Cuyahoga Heights has obtained a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Sunar-Hauserman property. The property at 6551 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Heights, consists of about 21 acres. Originally developed in the 1950s, the property had been used as a manufacturing facility, making movable interior steel partitions and steel office furniture.


U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has selected The Mansfield Division of Police to receive a Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program grant. “While the grant is good news for the Mansfield Division of Police, all Mansfield residents will benefit,” said Congressman Tiberi. “New officers will help the department meet their goals of preserving life, protecting property, and reducing crime within the community.”

Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects to Benefit the Watershed

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s June meeting at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. The fund was established to help finance research and projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie and its watershed.

Brown Marks Completion of “Plant C” Redevelopment Project in Ashtabula

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Ashtabula today to mark the completion of the redevelopment project at the former First Energy C Plant, known as “Plant C.” Brown helped secure $1.55 million for redevelopment of the facility, which serves the water needs of Ashtabula’s industrial community and helps sustain more than 1,000 jobs.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge Announces Great Lakes Shoreline Cities grant to the City of Euclid

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Shoreline Cities grants to the City of Euclid to improve Lake Erie water quality. Totaling $174,206, the grants will be used to construct rain gardens and bioswales in Sims Park as well as bioretention ponds and porous concrete in Euclid’s municipal parking lot.

Brown Announces $250,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Funds to Install Green Infrastructure in Mentor...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced more than $250,000 in new federal funding to install green infrastructure projects in Mentor that will help improve the health of Lake Erie. The City of Mentor was awarded the funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Shoreline Cities grant program.

Sen. Brown Announces $900,000 to Redevelop Cuyahoga County Brownfield Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $900,000 in new federal funds to support brownfield site assessment and cleanup in Cuyahoga County.

Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention

The grants will expand three new curbside programs and provide infrastructure upgrades that will allow more efficient operation of eight material recovery facilities. In addition, funding is being channeled toward litter prevention, law enforcement, recycling containers for special venues and a variety of other recycling and litter prevention community programs. Funds are going to 16 solid waste districts, three counties, four municipalities and nine institutions and organizations

Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants

Projects include assisting four businesses with recycling and diverting more material (including plastics, glass and fiber) from regional waste streams; expanding the capability of a construction and demolition debris facility; and increasing the capacity to process electronics waste at a material recovery facility.

OHFA Board Approves More Than $3 Million to Help Finance Affordable Housing in Lawrence,...

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approved more than $3 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including:

Coley Announces Roadwork Grant To Support Local Economic Development

State Senator Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) announced today that Middletown will receive a state grant to support local economic development efforts.

Massillon Receives State Grant To Support Local Business Expansion Projects

State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) announced today the release of funds to the City of Massillon for the completion of public roadwork improvements in conjunction with Shearer's Foods and E-Tank Environmental Equipment Rental projects.


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.