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Take action today to oppose the Senate's proposed 50% cuts to the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.
We need you to call your state legislators today and tell them there is still time to do the right thing by restoring funding for the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF). Without restored funding, all organizations currently funded with Ohio Housing Trust Fund dollars will see dramatic reductions without any clear access to local funds.
1. Call Today
Join us in opposing this dangerous 50% funding cut to the OHTF by calling your two state legislators:
What to say when you call:
“Hello, my name is __________ from [your city / county] and there's still time to do the right thing and restore funding to the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. The trust fund is vital to fighting homelessness statewide, and I strongly support restoring the House's version of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund language. Thank you.”
2. Log Your Call
Click here to log your call so we can track how many calls legislators received in opposition to the proposed cuts to the OHTF. Logging your call also helps us share your advocacy work with the media, lawmakers and other supporters.
Why Your Action Today Matters
The Ohio Housing Trust Fund is critical to fighting homelessness statewide and it's in jeopardy. The Ohio Senate version of the state budget bill contains a proposal to cut Trust Fund revenues in half and redistribute the other half to newly created county entities that lack experience in housing issues. Unless this change is rejected, all organizations currently funded with Ohio Housing Trust Fund dollars will see dramatic reductions without any clear access to local funds.
We're calling on advocates to take action by calling Ohio legislators to ask them to support the House version of the Housing Trust Fund language, not the Senate version, when the bill goes to Conference Committee later this week.
Thank you for speaking out against this dangerous amendment!