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Ohio Housing Aid, Issue 3 (1977)

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The Ohio Housing Aid Amendment, also known as Issue 3, appeared on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment sought to authorize state and local governments to issue bonds for the construction of low-income housing.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1977)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,773,77961.28%
Yes 1,120,885 38.72%

Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Article VIII of the Constitution of Ohio by adopting Section 14
  1. To authorize the state to lend its aid and credit to individuals, associations, companies or corporations to borrow money and issue bonds or notes to provide for housing and the rehabilitation of housing and to make direct loans for low and moderate income housing.
  2. To authorize municipal corporations and counties, in the absence of laws passed by the general assembly to the contrary, to do the same as Paragraph 1 above.
  3. To validate and ratify the bond authority of Substitute House Bill No. 870 of the 110th general assembly.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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