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Portage agency gets $210K grant

Published: March 13, 2013 4:00 AM

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced on Monday that the state released $210,000 through the Ohio Housing Trust Fund's Housing Assistance Grant Program to the Community Action Council of Portage County. Funds will assist about 100 local households.

"This grant for the Community Action Council will serve over 250 local citizens most in need," Clyde said. "Everyone should have access to a safe living environment and the Community Action Council provides critical assistance to members of our community who are in need."

The Community Action Council of Portage County will provide emergency home repairs and handicapped accessibility modifications to homeowners who are at or below 50 percent of area median income in Portage County.

The Ohio Housing Trust Fund provides funding through a competitive process to eligible nonprofit organizations to promote affordable housing opportunities and improve housing conditions for low-income families and individuals. As a result of the funding, an estimated 1,673 homes will be repaired in 63 Ohio counties and 119 households will be provided with Down Payment Assistance.

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anonymous Mar 14, 2013 4:30 PM

Well now I have seen everything. I learned Obamas people gave money to study why Lesbians are fat. Yes, they sure did. I am sure Rosie will be interested and she will support this big waste of taxpayers money.

redleg6 Mar 13, 2013 8:16 PM

We need Jobs, Rep. Clyde!!! Help poor fine..Grants fine. People need Jobs. OBAMANOMICS doesn't work.

anonymous Mar 13, 2013 5:42 PM

When Obama took office his worth was about 1 million 3hundred thousand dollars. Now his worth is over 13 million and is listed on the American wealth list. I believe he is in 41st place. Meanwhile last December a record was set for people depending on Food Stamps, there is the change he promised. Money changed from you to him. He makes up for it by giving a lousy $210 K to help you out. If you doubt any of this get off your butt and look it up.