The Ohio Low Income Housing Amendment
, also known as Issue 2
, appeared on the June 3, 1980 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
This amendment would have authorized the state and local governments to borrow money for the purpose of constructing low-income housing.
| Ohio Issue 2 (1980)|
|Yes|| 797,020|| 41.21%|
Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt Section 14 (or 15) of Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution
This proposed amendment:
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.
- Allows the state, cities, villages, and counties to borrow money for the purpose of making available lower-cost financing of privately-owned housing for persons of low and moderate income by lending the money to residential mortgage lenders or brokers.
- Allows the legislature to pass laws authorizing such borrowing and lending and providing for the issuance of bonds for this purpose.
- Provides that tax money shall not be pledged, but may be used, for the payment of the bonds.
- Exempts the bonds, obligations, and the loans from other Ohio constitutional limitations regarding public debt and public works.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1980 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "A History of Statewide Issue Votes in Ohio," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "Ballot Language, Explanations, Arguments, and Resolutions for Amendments to the Ohio Constitution Proposed by the general Assembly to be Submitted to the Voters at the Primary Election, June 3, 1980," May 26, 1980