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$200,000 in grant funds for the Habitat for Humanity of Ohio were approved Monday by the State Controlling Board.

The funds will go toward constructing 20 single-family homes for low-to-moderate income families across the state.

In total, it's estimated that 60 people -- including some in Lorain County -- will benefit by the "drastically improved" housing conditions.

"Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity has served families right here in Lorain County," State Representative Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) said following the Controlling Board's approval. "Their vision to bring people together to build homes and hope for those in need speaks profoundly to the ability of regular people to be a real agent of change for our community, and for communities across the United States."