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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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.