U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded news that Ohio has been awarded $1,260,095 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states and $23,499 is a supplemental apportionment as a result of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 to the Adams County Commissioners to improve water service in Bratton Township and the Village of Seaman through construction of a new 75,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced $141,000 in federal funding for Coshocton Richard Downing Airport to make improvements that will help increase efficiency and safety. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the funding.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $3,500,000 in federal funding for a generator development project at SunPower Inc. in Athens. “The generators built at SunPower could serve as a model for energy efficiency efforts across the country,” said Brown. “This award is a testament to the strength of Ohio’s innovative power companies.”
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $250,000 in federal funding for the Noble County Commissioners to replace storm sewer infrastructure in Belle Valley. “Flooding and standing water can affect residents and business if it does not drain in a timely manner,” said Brown. “The funding will give Noble County the ability to improve storm water management in Belle Valley.”
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $250,000 in federal funding for the City of Jackson to make needed improvements to its wastewater treatment plant. The funding was awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
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.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new federal funding to provide rental assistance paired with clinical services for homeless veterans in the Columbus area as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $309,342 and the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $115,320. Brown is ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that a housing advocate and Miami Valley leader has been named to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Advisory Board. Brown urged the CFPB to select Jim McCarthy, president and CEO of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC), to serve on the 25-person panel that will advise the CFPB on a broad range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio is set to receive more than $165 million in home heating assistance funds during Fiscal Year 2012—more than $8 million more than it would have received under a House plan that made allocation changes that would have resulted in Ohio and other colder-weather states, like Michigan and Wisconsin, receiving a smaller fraction of the funds than they typically receive.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new relief for unemployed Ohioans facing foreclosure. Changes announced today to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements and the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) would extend the timeline and remove hurdles for unemployed Ohioans to qualify for foreclosure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $229,140 has been awarded to the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, Inc. to provide foreclosure counseling to local families. The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program funds are awarded on a competitive basis to help prevent foreclosures
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following pressure from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Federal Reserve Board announced that it would maintain critical protections for homeowners outlined in the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). In January, Brown and five of his Senate Banking Committee colleagues urged the Federal Reserve to reconsider proposed rules that would eliminate the ability of homeowners to stop foreclosures and rescind predatory home loans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and five of his Senate Banking Committee colleagues urged the Federal Reserve to reconsider proposed rules that would eliminate the ability of homeowners to stop foreclosures and rescind predatory home loans. The proposed rule would prevent homeowners from cancelling mortgages that violate the Truth in Lending Act
Brown, Cordray Discuss the Economy, Housing, and Education with African American Clergy Leaders in...
COLUMBUS, OH - October 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) attended a forum today with African American Ministers at Second Baptist Church in Columbus. Brown was joined by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Rev. Howard T. Washington hosted the forum, which focused on education, healthcare, housing, the economy, and other issues important to Southwest Ohio