OHTF expansion may be in next week’s state budget – sign on!

There is real promise that we could expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund in this year’s budget.

We appreciate all of the support the Home Matters to Ohio campaign received in the last year. Because of this, we’ve made great strides towards expanding the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

Recently we let early supporters know about the change in strategy and asked them to sign a NEW Statement of Support.

The Home Matters to Ohio campaign was encouraged by our legislative champions to change our approach to work cooperatively with the County Recorders Association and pursue a fee modification that would expand resources for the Housing Trust Fund and Ohio’s 88 counties.

We genuinely believe this strategy will help us make home a reality for many of the state’s most vulnerable residents and help us be part of the solution for Ohio’s opiate crisis.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to reaffirm your support for the Home Matters to Ohio campaign by signing this NEW Statement of Support. So far only about 90 organizations have signed on to the new statement compared to over 400 who signed on to the earlier version. If you didn’t sign the first statement of support, that is fine. We would love your organization’s signature now.

We’re excited about how receptive legislators have been to our message. We are building a true understanding that #HomeMatters and we’re optimistic that some variation of this proposal will ultimately be included in the state budget.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact either billfaith@cohhio.org, cathyjohnston@cohhio.org, or ncoffman@ohiocdc.org.

Please stay tuned for more updates. Thanks again for your support and all your advocacy work this week and throughout the year!

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