Ohio Senate’s budget kills DeWine’s proposed affordable housing tax credit program

BY: - June 12, 2023

The Ohio Senate’s proposed budget axed a new affordable housing tax credit program first introduced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in his budget.  The program would entice developers to construct low-income housing by making state tax credits accessible to projects receiving federal aid, but the Senate killed it.  DeWine originally capped the amount of credits […]

Youth homelessness remains a problem in Ohio

BY: - January 17, 2022

Statistics don’t tell the whole story as the pandemic throws into sharp relief issues the state’s been having for years, including homelessness and its impact on Ohio students. While the state has plenty of numbers on school enrollment, proficiency of the students and even the sharp 25% increase in home-schooling that has happened during the […]

More than 500,000 Ohioans couldn’t pay rent last month, census survey estimates

BY: - July 8, 2020

A survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that more than 500,000 Ohioans were unable to pay rent last month because of financial insecurity amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The bureau’s Household Pulse Survey studies COVID-19’s impact on social and economic factors like employment, finances, food insecurity, housing, health and schooling. The latest poll indicated […]