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APA OHIO POLICY PLATFORM

As the only organization in Ohio that exists specifically “to promote good planning for the betterment of all Ohioans,” the American Planning Association Ohio Chapter (APA Ohio) believes that it is essential to clearly outline our professional position on key priority issues facing Ohio. This Policy Platform is intended to guide the Chapter’s lobbying efforts and inform positions taken by the Chapter on legislative issues. It is also meant to provide flexibility to address unanticipated issues that inevitably arise.

Position Categories

APA Ohio’s position on key issues facing our communities are listed below in three broad categories.  These categories include:

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Planning Practices

Community Development

Comprehensive Planning

Disaster Planning

Economic Development

Energy Planning

Infrastructure Planning

Land Use Planning

Transportation Planning

Zoning


Planning Principles

Citizen Participation

Equity

Healthy Communities

Historic Preservation

Housing

Intergovernmental and Regional Coordination

Sustainability


Planning Issues

Brownfields

Climate Change

Home Rule

Planning and Development Incentives

Technology

Water Resource Protection

ADVOCACY + POLICY ALERTS

Congress approves $1.7 trillion spending bill

This spending bill will fund the government through fiscal 2023, which ends on September 30, 2023. This bill includes a total of $58.2 billion for HUD, an increase of $4.5 billion above fiscal year 2022.

The HUD spending includes:

  • $85 million for a new "Yes In My Backyard" (YIMBY) grant program will incentivize affordable housing production. The new competitive YIMBY grant program will reward state, local and regional jurisdictions that have made progress in improving inclusionary zoning practices, land use policies and housing infrastructure that will ultimately increase the supply of affordable housing.
  • $30.3 billion for Tenant-based Rental Assistance to continue to serve more than 2.3 million very low- and extremely low-income households nationwide. This level of funding also includes $50 million to expand housing assistance to nearly 12,000 low-income families.
  • $14.9 billion for Project-based Rental Assistance to continue to house more than 1.2 million very low- and low-income households nationwide, an increase of $967 million above fiscal year 2022.
  • $1.5 billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which will lead to the construction of thousands of new rental and home buyer units and sustain the record level of investment from fiscal year 2022.
  • $12.3 billion for Community Planning and Development, an increase of $2.3 billion above fiscal year 2022, including $3.3 billion for Community Development Block Grants.

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