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Ohio Issue 2, Low Income Housing Act (June 1980)

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The Ohio Low Income Housing Amendment, also known as Issue 2, appeared on the June 3, 1980 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have authorized the state and local governments to borrow money for the purpose of constructing low-income housing.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,137,02858.19%
Yes 797,020 41.21%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt Section 14 (or 15) of Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution

This proposed amendment:

  1. 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.
  2. Allows the legislature to pass laws authorizing such borrowing and lending and providing for the issuance of bonds for this purpose.
  3. Provides that tax money shall not be pledged, but may be used, for the payment of the bonds.
  4. Exempts the bonds, obligations, and the loans from other Ohio constitutional limitations regarding public debt and public works.
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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