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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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Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN The liberal and moderate wings of the Democratic Party are at odds over President Joe Biden’s decision to allow an eviction moratorium to expire last weekend. The situation reportedly has become so tense, the factions looked headed for a split. By late Tuesday, Biden had announced an order for a continued moratorium in areas […]

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Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renter Mentor Stepping Up Efforts as Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

Renter Mentor, a startup social enterprise that launched in 2019, has spent the past year adapting on the fly as the impact of the pandemic has continued to be felt by Columbus residents in need of affordable housing. The company’s initial focus – an online platform designed to connect tenants looking for affordable housing with […]

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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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Coronavirus Update: Unemployment, Forthcoming Official Reopening Plan & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Unemployment, Forthcoming Official Reopening Plan & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, April 23, 1,251 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County, 1,673 confirmed and probable cases and 46 confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 have been reported. Statewide, 14,694 cases and 656 deaths are confirmed or probable. Unemployment — For the state […]

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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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Here’s the Latest on Eviction Moratoriums, Rent Freezes and Mortgage Breaks in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Here’s the Latest on Eviction Moratoriums, Rent Freezes and Mortgage Breaks in Columbus

Since the spread of COVID-19 first began impacting our lives and livelihoods, there has been a steady stream of news, opinions and (virtual) protests concerning evictions, rent freezes and mortgage payments. It can be confusing to sort it all out, especially given how complicated and little-understood these processes are to many people even in normal […]

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