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Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Over Suspension of...

Several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) challenging its decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. Five organizations – the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC law firm, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and Public Citizen Litigation Group– represent the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

OHFA Board Approves More Than $35 Million to Support Affordable Housing

COLUMBUS - February 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Wednesday, January 21, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved more than $35 million for affordable housing initiatives across the state of Ohio, including

OHFA Welcomes Jason Clark as New Board Member, Approves $16.5 Million for Affordable Housing...

COLUMBUS - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board recognized the appointment of Jason Clark of Miamisburg for a term ending January 31, 2017. Clark is the Ohio Political Director and Business Representative for the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters

Brown Announces Nearly $27,000 in New Federal Funds to Provide Housing and Medical Assistance...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $26,976 in federal funding to provide rental assistance and clinical services for homeless veterans in Toledo as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. This funding will provide rental assistance – in partnership with the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority – for homeless veterans, while partnering them with a local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center. This is second round of housing assistance awarded this Fiscal Year

Congresswoman Beatty Lead Democrat on Bi-Partisan Bill, Passes House

Washington, DC - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today legislation for which U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) serves as the Democratic lead co-sponsor passed the House by a unanimous vote of 395-0. The Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions, H.R. 3584, led by Rep. Beatty and Rep. Stivers (OH-15), would increase capital liquidity for privately insured credit unions. As the lead Democrat on the legislation Rep. Beatty was instrumental in securing support and guiding the legislation

Stivers’ legislation to boost housing market passes out of the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) today announced the recent passage of H.R. 3584 – the Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act – out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Stivers introduced the bipartisan legislation with Democrat co-sponsor Joyce Beatty (D-OH) to provide regulatory relief for small, community-based enterprises in an effort to boost the housing market.

OHFA Gives First-Time Buyers More Leverage to Achieve Home Ownership

COLUMBUS - May 5, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) encourages first-time buyers to take advantage of multiple savings through the Agency's First-Time Homebuyer program. Qualified buyers receive down payment assistance of up to 2.5 percent of the home's purchase price, a new mortgage tax credit, and a special interest rate reduction of .25 percent on all home loans. The special mortgage rate is limited to the first 250 loans reserved through a participating OHFA lender.

Urbana Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A site with a long industrial history in Urbana has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

Greene County Home Improvement Contractor Indicted on Felony Charges

XENIA, Ohio - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller today announced the indictment of James Urso on felony theft charges relating to his home improvement businesses.

Brown Introduces Amendment to Housing Finance Reform that Would Keep More Americas in Their...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- In advance of next week’s markup of legislation to reform the housing finance system, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) filed two amendments that would help keep more Americans in their homes and protect investors of mortgage-backed securities by assigning fiduciary responsibility to trustees.

In Advance of Committee Markup of Housing Finance Reform, Sen. Brown Introduces Amendments to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, in advance of the Senate Banking Committee’s markup of housing finance reform legislation, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) filed several amendments that would help protect homeowners and improve local neighborhoods. Following the introduction of his amendments, Brown offered the following statement

Portman, Johnson Push GSA to Speed Up Sale of Excess Federal Property in Washington...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) have co-authored a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) in an effort to speed up the sale of an abandoned ...

As Senate Debates Transportation and Housing Bill, Brown Announces Bipartisan Amendment to Fund Bridges...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the Senate debates a critical Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) bill this week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his support of a bipartisan amendment authored by Sen...

OHFA Board Awards More Than $7.7 Million to Support the Development of Affordable Housing...

COLUMBUS, OH - July 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved two initiatives to be financed through the Housing Investment Fund (HIF) yesterday. Established in September 2008, the HIF program supports initiat...

Turner Announces Grant to Combat Veterans’ Homelessness

Washington, DC - July 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Turner is announcing a grant of $757,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, Inc. to help combat veterans’ homelessness. St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit organization, annual...