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Advocates: Help is Out There For Renters Facing Eviction

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates: Help is Out There For Renters Facing Eviction

Columbus-based housing advocates and service providers say that a large pool of funding is currently available for renters at risk of eviction – and that they are standing by, ready to help people access it. The largest pot of money is available through the IMPACT Hope Fund (apply online here or call 614-964-2906), and is […]

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Here’s What the CDC Eviction Moratorium Means for Local Renters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Here’s What the CDC Eviction Moratorium Means for Local Renters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a national moratorium on evictions on September 2; the eviction moratorium order went into effect two days later and will run through the end of 2020. The news of the moratorium has been greeted with relief by local housing advocates and service providers, many of whom feared […]

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Rental Assistance Available Starting Today

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rental Assistance Available Starting Today

Applications are being accepted starting today for emergency rental assistance from both Franklin County Job and Family Services and IMPACT Community Action. Renters seeking assistance can go to jfs.franklincountyohio.gov for information on the new county-administered grant money, which is available to those at 165%, 200% or 300% of the poverty level. Information on applying for […]

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Advocates Fear Spike in Evictions This Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates Fear Spike in Evictions This Summer

It’s been one month since the governor’s Stay at Home order went into effect and 40 days since restaurants and bars in Ohio were closed to dine-in customers. Some local advocates are worried that the cumulative impact of large parts of the economy being shut down for such a long time – combined with a […]

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