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Chavez, Johnson Introduce Bill to Help Military Members Purchase a Home

May 1, 2024
Brian M. Chavez News

COLUMBUS—State Senators Brian Chavez (R-Marietta) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) have introduced Senate Bill 257 to expand eligibility for the Ohio Homebuyer Plus Program to more active-duty military members. 

Senate Bill 257 would allow active-duty military personnel who reside in another state but are deployed in Ohio to participate in the Ohio Homebuyer Plus Program. This program creates a special tax-incentivized savings account for the purchase of a home.“This program expansion will give service members who come to Ohio the ability to put down roots in the Buckeye State," said Chavez. "Owning a home is part of the American dream and we must assist in making that dream a reality for our military members who protect our nation every day. May is National Military Appreciation Month, so this is the perfect time to show our support to the military community."

The Ohio Homebuyer Plus Program was implemented earlier this year through the Ohio Treasurer's office. It allows Ohioans to save money for an upcoming down payment on a home. For more information about the Ohio Homebuyer Plus Program visit here.