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HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro made an announcement in Columbus last week about a measure intending to boost capital investment in affordable and energy efficient housing. “Families across the country are struggling through an affordable housing crisis,” said Secretary Castro in a press release. “By reducing our rates, this […]

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Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Homeport wants to see more affordable housing Downtown, and they think their former office building at 562 East Main Street is a good place to start. The nonprofit housing organization will bring preliminary plans for a 60 unit, five-story apartment building to the Downtown Commission tomorrow. The new building would replace the 10,000 square foot […]

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Amy Klaben Stepping Down as President of Homeport

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amy Klaben Stepping Down as President of Homeport

Homeport President & CEO Amy Klaben announced today that she will be leaving her position with the affordable housing organization at the end of 2015, following 16 years of service. She will remain onboard as an advisor through April to assist with the transition period while Homeport board member Bruce Luecke begins as Interim Director effective […]

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Coalition Hopes to Elevate Affordable Housing as Key Issue in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Coalition Hopes to Elevate Affordable Housing as Key Issue in Columbus

Columbus has received a lot of attention for its diversified economy, low unemployment rate, strong housing market and high rankings in various national lists. It has also never been more clear, though, that not all are sharing in the city’s prosperity. Two different studies this year judged the Columbus metropolitan area to be one of […]

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Mixed-Income Apartments, Commercial Proposed on East Main Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Income Apartments, Commercial Proposed on East Main Street

Mixed-income apartments and a to-be-determined commercial tenant could be coming to the long-vacant, three-acre lot at the southwest corner of East Main and 18th streets. The lot, which the boxer James “Buster” Douglas bought in 1991 with the intention of developing into condos, sits about a half mile from both downtown (to the west) and […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

A proposal to redevelop the former Heyl Avenue Elementary School on the South Side calls for demolishing the building and replacing it with 58 units of affordable housing. The plan has already received a vote of approval from the South Side Area Commission and has been granted the necessary zoning variances, although the final go-ahead […]

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Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Since 2011, Michael Stinziano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinziano said one reason he wants to transition from state to […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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