175.14 Inclusion of reduction of infant mortality as priority housing need in annual plan.

(A) The Ohio housing finance agency shall include reducing infant mortality as a priority housing need in the agency's annual plan under section 175.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) The Ohio housing finance agency may establish a housing assistance pilot program to expand housing opportunities for extremely low-income households that include pregnant women or new mothers. The housing assistance pilot program shall include rental assistance. If the Ohio housing finance agency establishes such a program under this division, it shall do all of the following:

(1) Establish the program not later than December 31, 2 017, and not end the program before December 31, 2020;

(2) Through a competitive bidding process, select local community entities that are involved with issues concerning housing and infant mortality reduction efforts to participate in the program;

(3) Evaluate the outcome of the program and include the findings in the annual report prepared pursuant to division (G) of section 175.04 of the Revised Code.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 332, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.