Update on the "Helen Gryboski
Fairness in Fair Housing Act"

 

The 2015 Ohio Legislature is in full swing now, and with it, The Helen Grybosky Fairness and Fair Housing Act is back on the table as Senate Bill 134.

OREIA members from across the state join Sen. Seitz in supporting legislation that maintains prosecution of legitimate discrimination claims but also protects property owners from paying outrageous fines and expensive attorney fees in cases that are blatantly unfair.

No American should be denied housing because of his or her membership in a protected class. At the same time, the fair housing system must be fair to all, including those who expend enormous amounts of time, energy, and money providing the housing. Under current Ohio law, the system is unfair. That’s why OREIA supports SB 134; it is a law that brings some sanity back to Ohio’s fair housing system.

You can read a summary of the bill and track changes here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-SB-134

Opponents of this bill, which brings Ohio law closer to Federal fair housing law and removes some of the incentives for Fair Housing Organizations to "bounty hunt", have flooded the press with incorrect propaganda about what the law actually does. To join other Ohio Housing Providers in support of SB 134, get a free account by registering on this site, and we'll let you know who to contact in support and when.

 OREIA's Spring Training
For Group Leaders and Staff
Will Change Your Group for the
Better in One Short Weekend, Guaranteed

      It's the hard-core, no-fluff information you've been craving about the best practices of the the most successful groups in the country. You'll learn to grow your group, make more money from your vendors, put more butts in the seats, and more from leaders who are actually DOING IT...and it's just $129 for the first director from your organization and $29 for each additional director when you register now. All the info, a full agenda, and registration details are HERE!

 

OREIA's New Legislative Director
Suggests 2015 Priorities for
Associations, Investors in Ohio

 

In late October, Dan Acton, a member of Butler County Investment Property Owner's Association (IPOA) and experienced real estate investor, was hired on as OREIA's new legislative director. Dan continues to work with OREIA's lobbyist, Governmental Policy Group, and to set and work on legislative goals for OREIA and its local associations.

The 2015 plan for OREIA's legislative activities includes: (continue reading here: //oreia.com/Page.aspx?ID=Legislative-Updates)

 

Let's Get Political...
OREIA presents "How to Be an Effective Grassroots Voice for Your Industry"

September 6th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio

   Tired of being the victim of anti-landlord, anti-flipping, anti-business fees, laws, and taxes? Ready to DO SOMETHING about it?

  On September 6th in Columbus, you have the chance to turn that frustration into action in this all-day workshop about how to work with other real estate entrepreneurs to influence government and regulatory policy BEFORE it drops on your business like an anvil. You’ll be trained by professionals about:

  • Why real estate investors and landlords are the whipping boys of cities and states everywhere, and how we can put a stop to it
  • Why the WORST time to try to stop anti-business laws in right before they’re voted on—and when the most effective time to nip them in the bud is
  • Where these laws are really coming from, and how to influence these groups
  • Simple things you can do to make sure you have the ears of your elected officials, and that your opinion gets taken seriously
  • What to say when the media asks for your opinion about a proposed or new law or regulation—and how to GET them to ask your opinion in the first place
  • How to comfortably testify before committees, meet with elected officials, and stand up for your business (even when you don’t think you’re “the expert”)
  • What you should absolutely NEVER say to politicos and bureaucrats, if you want them to take you seriously

You'll Find Out EXACTLY
How to Positively Influence the
Political Environment for Your Business--
And it's just $19 per person (lunch is included)

    If you're tired of feeling helpless in the face of bad laws, join us on September 6th. This event is open to ALL real estate investors, housing providers, entrepreneurs, and group leaders...and you can register here or by calling (513) 471-5008 before September 3rd

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
see www.CentralOhioREIA.com for details
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton REIA semi-monthly meeting
see www.GDREIA.com for details
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Cincinnati REIA semi-monthly meeting
see www.CincinnatiREIA.com for details
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Mahoning Valley REIA monthly meeting
See http://www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for details
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Ashtabula REIA monthly meeting
details at www.areia.org
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
REIA of Toledo monthly meeting
see www.toledoreia.com for details
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Erie County REIA monthly meeting
email Elizabethhowerth@yahoo.com for details
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Akron/Canton REIA monthly meeting
Details at www.ACREIA.org
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Butler County IPOA meeting
See www.IPOAButlerCounty.com for details
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Sandusky County REIA monthly meeting
See https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142899439685/ for details
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Muskingum Area REIA monthly meeting
See www.mareia.net for details
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Cincinnati REIA 2nd monthly meeting
see www.CincinnatiREIA.com for details
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton REIA semi-monthly meeting
see www.GDREIA.com for details
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Cincinnati REIA semi-monthly meeting
see www.CincinnatiREIA.com for details
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
see www.CentralOhioREIA.com for details
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM

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