Your strong support helped convince leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives to add our proposal strengthening the Ohio Housing Trust Fund to the state budget that passed the House last month.
Unfortunately, the Ohio Senate just stripped the proposal from its version of the budget.
Please call your Senator by noon on Thursday and ask him or her to support the Ohio Housing Trust Fund proposal!
Senators need to know that their constituents and community leaders care about this issue and are opposed to removing the Trust Fund proposal.
Find contact information for your Senator.
Talking Points for Calls to Senators:
- We urge the Senator to restore the Ohio Housing Trust Fund/Recording Fee proposal in the budget.
- The proposal is a key part of the solution to Ohio’s opiate crisis because it dedicates $6 million/year in non-GRF (general revenue fund) to help house people who are exiting opiate treatment.
- The proposal stabilizes and expands the Trust Fund, the primary source of state support for homelessness and decent, affordable homes for seniors, veterans, and children.
This Home Matters to Ohio brochure has more information about the Trust Fund.
You will most likely speak to a Senator’s aide or leave a brief voice mail, but please know, these contacts are critically important. After you call, please send a quick email to marcusroth AT cohhio.org to let the coalition know who you contacted.
We still have time to get the Trust Fund proposal restored before the budget is finalized on June 30, but we need your voice!
Despite this setback, we are confident that our efforts will ultimately succeed in increasing state funding for the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.
Thank you for your support!
Ohio CDC Association
On behalf of the Home Matters to Ohio coalition