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Community Conversation on Equitable Housing in Central Ohio

  Community Conversation on Equitable Housing in Central Ohio

Central Ohio is projected to be home to one million additional residents by 2050. This inevitably makes affordable housing a topic that social sector leaders cannot ignore. To ensure that equity and gender lenses are applied to the affordable housing issue in Central Ohio, Measurement Resources Company synthesized its research conducted on behalf of several […]

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OSU to Relocate Buckeye Village Residents

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU to Relocate Buckeye Village Residents

The clock is ticking for Buckeye Village, the cluster of two-story apartment buildings off of Ackerman Road that has served as housing for families and graduate students at Ohio State University for over 50 years. OSU recently sent a letter to current Buckeye Village residents saying that they will be offered housing in University Village, […]

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Nonprofit Developer Eyes Potential Projects in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Nonprofit Developer Eyes Potential Projects in Columbus

A nonprofit developer with a reputation for tackling large, complicated mixed-income projects is opening an office in Columbus. The Community Builders (TCB) was founded in Boston in 1964. The organization says it has “completed or preserved” more than 30,000 homes and developed over 855,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, in addition to maintaining […]

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YMCA Plans to ‘Phase Out’ Operations at Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren YMCA Plans to ‘Phase Out’ Operations at Downtown Building

The YMCA of Central Ohio is planning for a future that does not include a presence at 40 W. Long St., the historic Downtown building that has served as a center of operations for the organization for nearly 100 years. “We are in the process of phasing out of the current building, which will take […]

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Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Graceland Apartment Project Moving Forward

A three-year-old proposal to build an apartment complex at the Graceland Shopping Center in Clintonville has been revived, thanks to a partnership with a local affordable housing developer. Originally proposed as a market-rate project by CASTO, the developer has brought in Homeport as a partner and now plans to build a 180-unit complex in which […]

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Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fee Increase Will Go Toward Affordable Housing

A fee increase approved by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners last week will generate about $65 million over the next ten years for affordable housing. That works out to about $4 million a year for a program called the County Housing Magnet Fund – which will support housing near employment centers – and an […]

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New Plan Will Direct Affordable Housing Funds

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Will Direct Affordable Housing Funds

This year has seen two high-profile commitments to addressing the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio – the establishment of a $100 million Housing Fund in June and the allocation of $50 million toward the cause from a bond package approved by Columbus voters in May. Details about how exactly that money will be […]

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