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Ohio governor signs law making $465 million available for rent, utility assistance

Rental assistance deadline is tomorrow, but there are other options
Rental assistance deadline is tomorrow, but there are other options(KFDA)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 9:52 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law on Tuesday morning that will provide millions of dollars to Ohioans for rent and utility relief during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly-signed House Bill 167 will appropriate $465 million to provide emergency assistance to Ohioans for both rental and utility payments.

The legislation was sponsored by Republican State Rep. Scott Oelslager, of North Canton, and was passed by both the House and Senate in April.

“I am very pleased with the due diligence over in the Senate on swiftly passing this utility and rental aid we’re providing Ohioans who desperately need it due to financial burdens from the pandemic,” said Rep. Oelslager.

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