National Housing Trust Fund. NHTF has funding from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but continued funding, expanded funding and implementation of the program in Ohio continue to be questions.
Senior Housing-meeting the demographic challenges By 2050, the population of individuals aged 65 or older will be more than 88 million, meaning one in every five Americans will be 65 or older. The reality of these statistics has pushed housing organizations, advocates and policymakers alike to ensure that older adults have access to safe, decent and affordable housing in communities across the nation. read more..
Affordable Rental Households Rents are rising, household income is stagnant.
Alternatives to rental. People across the country are tinkering with new ideas about housing that aren't based on traditional rental vs. homeonwnership
Code Enforcement Housing Code enforcement can improve rental housing conditions, improve neighborhoods, and preserve a healthy tax base.
Domestic Violence Protections House Bill 297: Extending the protections of Violence against Women Act (VAWA) to private housing providers
Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing
Federal Funding Issues
HUD Futures. Beyond HUD's Mid life crisis. PBCA reform
Minimum wage is the fastest way to improve rental housing affordability.
Ohio Fair Housing Source of income discrimination Denial of rental or difference in treatment should be illegal in Ohio Stop SB 134: This proposed bill would gut Fair Housing protections for Ohioans, would prevent complainants from bringing charges of discrimination and would cost the State of Ohio a million $ a year
Re Entry Housing-citizens returning from prison often barred from housing
Tenant Consumer Rights: Ohio is a funny state because our Consumer Sales Practices Act doesn't apply to landlord tenant agreements. However, tenants in Ohio may get some help under Federal protections Tenant Screening New technology outstrips tenant (and consumer) protections. Rent scams Data Discrimination Controlling Data Brokers Mandatory Renter's Insurance Protections for Homeseekers
Utility Reselling- Do you pay the landlord instead of the utility company? You may be getting ripped off.