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.
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $51 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking...
Communities in Northwest Ohio received more than $51 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $12 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater,...
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $12.2 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.
Reps. Beatty, Stivers Reintroduce Bill to Incentivize Assistance for Homeless Veterans
U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) reintroduced the Housing Our Military Servicemembers (HOMeS) Act, H.R. 715, to help ensure veterans are not condemned to homelessness.
Beatty, Stivers Secure Support for Central Ohio Youth in Foster Care
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $30 million to public housing authorities, including more than $458,311 for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, to assist young people at risk of homelessness and their families obtain affordable housing.
Congressman Tim Ryan Meets Youngstown Delegation in Washington, DC to Celebrate $10.8 Million BUILD...
Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) met with a delegation of Youngstown elected officials and community leaders to congratulate them on receiving a $10.8 million BUILD grant (formally known as TIGER Grant). The delegation was in town for meetings with officials at the Department of Transportation regarding their award, and included Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown, 1st Ward City Councilman Julius Oliver
Stivers Statement on the Conference Report of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding the Conference Report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “During the Conference process, I have fought for what I know is important to the families in the 15th District
Brown Urges VA Secretary to Protect Funding For Homeless Veterans
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin urging him to fully reverse a plan to shift funding for VA programs that support homeless veterans. Earlier this month, the VA announced its intent to redirect the funding into a larger pool used by local VA hospitals at their discretion, risking a misuse of funds intended for homeless veterans.
Portman Announces Support for Legislation to Protect Children In Public Housing From Lead Exposure
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced his support for the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act – legislation to protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning. Lead poisoning disproportionally impacts minority children that live in federally subsidized housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) outdated lead standards and regulations place countless families with children at risk of lead poisoning.
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Plan Addressing Contamination at Bowling Green Site
The preferred plan to address the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company property in Bowling Green will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.
Central Ohio Housing Report – October 2017
There were 2760 homes and condos sold during the month of October, which is a 4.4 percent increase over the same month a year ago, although a decline of 2.4 percent from September. This is the highest number of sales on record for the month of October, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
Ohio Home and Auto Insurance Rates Remain Steady
Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average insurance premiums for homeowners and auto insurance.
High Standards of Professional Conduct Apply to Insurance Needs of Ohio Home Buyer
Purchasing a home or business property is a time of joy, excitement and inevitably stress generated by the work and by the unfamiliarity buyers have with the layers of demands from loan calculations to insurance commitments being thrust at them. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) may help by providing information about the various insurance types and also through its rigorous regulation of insurance agents, Jillian Froment, ODI director, said.
Brown Urges Feds to Release Funds for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps Ohio’s low-income households and seniors pay energy bills during the cold winter and hot summer months
Portman at PSI Infrastructure Hearing: Permitting Reform Will Create Good-Paying Jobs
U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Chaired by U.S. Senator Rob Portman. Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
Central Ohio Housing Report – July 2017
Central Ohio housing inventory continued to increase during the month of July to 5,498, an 8.3 percent increase over June, although still down 14.1 percent from July 2016. This left central Ohio with a 2.0 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.
Ashland County Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
MCI Service Parts, Inc. has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the company investigated and remediated the former Grumman-Flxible property in Loudonville.
Cincinnati Amends Environmental Covenant For MetroWest Commerce Park Property
The city of Cincinnati has received an amended covenant not to sue for the MetroWest Commerce Park property under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after extending the area around the property where ground water use is restricted.
Brown Meets with Wright-Patterson Commander as Army Awards Contract for Base Construction Project to...
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Col. Bradley McDonald, Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing to discuss his continued efforts to support servicemembers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Reps. Tiberi and Pascrell Introduce Bill to Protect Patient Access to Home Infusion Services
Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act. This bill creates a new transitional payment structure for providers of home infusion services before policies signed into law in the 21st Century Cures Act take effect in 2021.