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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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...