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Researchers design comprehensive toolkit to help Ohioans at higher COVID-19 risk

Those looking to improve the lives of Ohioans facing the greatest COVID-19 risks now have a comprehensive, evidence-based toolkit – one designed to inform the work of everyone from grassroots community groups to state leaders.

Ohio’s COVID-19 Populations Needs Assessment, released today (Oct. 13, 2020) and led by experts at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, aims to improve Ohioans’ ability to prevent transmission of the virus and minimize its impact on communities that are at elevated risk.

The new report, conducted in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health, is built on information gathered from a survey of 363 Ohioans representing people of color, rural populations and individuals with disabilities.

The survey, subsequent analysis and recommendations focus on six populations: Black and African American; Latino and Hispanic; Asian and Asian American; immigrant and refugee; rural; and people with disabilities.

All of these are communities of people living strong, full, culturally rich lives with various resources and leaders. We sincerely hope that this report helps the communities, and those who serve them, to build upon that foundation.”


Julianna Nemeth, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Ohio State University College of Public Health  

Nemeth also co-led the project with Tasleem Padamsee, an assistant professor of health services management and policy.

Going in, the research team knew that these communities were among those most likely to suffer disproportionately high rates of infection, hospitalization and death because they entered the pandemic already dealing with poorer overall health status, lesser access to health care and more negative social determinants of health than others.

The needs assessment explored where these Ohioans live and work, what resources exist in these areas, what barriers these groups face in accessing public

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Will Lower Mortgage Rates Aid NVR to Post Higher Q3 Earnings?

NVR, Inc.’s NVR third-quarter 2020 earnings and revenues are expected to have registered an improvement on a year-over-year basis.

In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings and revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.3% and 3.5%, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, earnings and revenues decreased 19.9% and 10%, respectively, as the COVID-19 outbreak had a significant impact on all facets of its busines.

Nonetheless, the company has a strong earnings surprise history, having surpassed analysts’ expectations in 12 of the trailing 14 quarters.

Trend in Estimate Revision

For the quarter to be reported, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings per share has increased 1.3% to $62.01 over the past seven days. The estimated figure indicates an increase of 10.5% from the year-ago quarter. The consensus mark for revenues is pegged at $2 billion, suggesting a 7% increase from the year-ago reported figure of $1.87 billion.

NVR, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

NVR, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Key Factors to Note

NVR’s third-quarter Homebuilding revenues (accounting for 97.7% of total revenues) are expected to have increased from the year-ago level, buoyed by strong housing market fundamentals backed by lower borrowing costs.

The improved sales trends can be attributed to solid monthly housing sales data. Markedly, pending home sales, new home sales and existing home sales rose 8.8%, 4.8% and 2.4% in August. Robust fundamentals of the U.S. housing industry have been a boon for NVR and other homebuilding stocks like D.R. Horton DHI, PulteGroup PHM, Meritage Homes Corporation MTH, as well as others. Recently, Meritage Homes announced in September that it has been experiencing unprecedented demand for homes, as is evident from 73% year-over-year growth in total orders for the July-August period. Importantly, the momentum continued in September as

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Higher tax proposed to support ‘homes for all’ in Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO, MI — A tax proposal is back on the ballot for Kalamazoo County voters in 2020 to continue and expand support for rent subsidies and affordable housing first passed by voters in 2015.

The new millage purposes a 0.75-mill property tax for eight years, 2021 through 2028, to provide rental subsidies, permanent housing and related supportive services for residents of Kalamazoo County.

The previous millage was a 0.1-mill tax and was estimated to raise about $800,000 annually, for a period of six years. So far, the money has helped more than 500 families with children. The millage passed in 2015 with 18,971 votes cast in favor and 14,639 against.

The 2020 millage expands the language beyond helping families with school-age children. Housing advocates say this millage would fill in the gap for veterans, individuals and residents with disabilities.

In five years, the homelessness rate has increased exponentially, said Homes for All co-chairs Stephanie Hoffman and Chris Burns. Hoffman is the Executive Director of Open Doors and Burns is a Portage City Council member.

This millage tackles two prongs of the homelessness issue — high rent costs and low availability for housing. The vacancy rate in Kalamazoo County hovers around 5% for apartments, Burns said.

If it passed, the millage would raise a total of $6.3 million in the first calendar year. For the owner of a $100,000 home, the tax adds up to about $38 a year, Hoffman said.

The millage money will go toward subsidizing rent for individuals and families as well as expanding affordable housing options in the county.

Local leaders representing veterans, school districts, community centers and individuals with disabilities gathered at the subsidized apartment complex Milham Meadows in Portage to support Homes for All.

At the press conference, Michelle Davis, executive director of Housing Resources

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Higher Horse Racing Handicapping Using The Pareto Precept For Big Improvements

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