Tax Reform This is not exactly a housing issue and Federal Tax reform
is unlikely to get much attention before 2015 when the shape of the
new Congress is sorted out. However efforts are underway to
reshape how housing is treated in the tax code.
HUD Realignment-could reduce tenant access to HUD decision makers On line search tools: Do on line home search tools promote better housing choices? how can search tools be improved?
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...http://www.nhcopenhouse.org/2014/10/leckey-forum-shines-light-on-need-for.html Tenant Civil Rights: Should people give up their civil rights when the live in rental 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
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. Learn how jurisdictions (state and local governments) and recipients of Federal funding will be required to increase opportunities for protected classes. Join the discussion.
Stop SB 349: 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.
Towing Regulation. Ohio
House Is Unanimous on Towing Law Changes. HB 382 establishes new
rules for towing companies. For many tenants (and their guests) this
bill provides welcome relief from the predatory practices of towing
companies working in rental housing properties. Next, HB 382 moves
to the Senate for concurrence.