The law would also target housing activists involved in undercover operations as “testers” to file civil-rights complaints against landlords. Backers of the measure say it is designed to protect landlords and other housing providers from costly legal battles filed by activists posing as applicants, known as “testers,” to catch discriminatory landlords.
Opponents say Senate Bill 349 is fundamentally un-American and would make the state’s fair housing law unenforceable while backers contend it would protect landlords from being victimized by fair housing organizations that receive a share of financial penalties imposed on landlords they accuse of housing violations.
Ohio cities and the state's congressional delegation want the Environmental Protection Agency to ease asbestos remediation rules they contend are slowing efforts by cities and land banks to raze and rehabilitate abandoned properties for neighborhood stabilization and redevelopment.
In a ruling favorable to beachfront property owners, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously agrees that public access to Lake Erie begins at the point where water meets a disturbance, not as the state claimed where the high tide
Tucked in the heart of the rust belt, Toledo, OH is poised for a comeback after demolishing some of the last remnants of decay plaguing the former auto and glass-manufacturing hub. The Lucas Metropolitan Housing
George Phillips-Oliver, head of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), is charged in a federal indictment with taking bribes and lying to investigators. The indictment caps a broad investigation of bribes offered in
Thirty-three developments will share $23.8 million in low-income housing tax credits awarded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The projects will provide 1,732 affordable housing units in 22 counties
Lesson: Landlords must be very careful in dealing with and handling tenants' security deposits. The deposits must be kept in separate accounts in most states, and landlords must account to the tenants for any deductions taken from the deposits following termination of the tenancy – usually w...
Two offices occupied by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority are raided by several law enforcement agencies reportedly seeking evidence of corruption in the public housing authority's Sec. 8