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.

Cite as R.C. § 175.14

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