Rep. Ashford Announces Over $300,000 For Local Housing Projects, Gas Cleanup
Funds allocated to the Northwest Area Office on Aging, Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation
February 27, 2018
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State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $324,500 in state funds to the Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging and to the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation for senior housing and gas station cleanup, respectively. The Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending, approved the funding.

“For years, the Northwest Area Office on Aging has connected low-income seniors with vital home repairs and services, and I commend them for their efforts,” said Rep. Ashford. “With these investments, more seniors throughout Lucas County will be able to afford home modifications that will allow them to remain independent and in their own homes.”

$224,500 will go to the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio to provide emergency home repairs and handicapped accessibility modifications for homeowners 60 years of age and older. Some 40 local households will receive funds for home upgrade.

The remaining funds will go to the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation, who will receive $100,000 through the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup grant to empty or remove underground storage tanks, abatement of asbestos, lead and other containments and to clear sites. 

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