Are you concerned about gentrification and the displacement of local seniors? Are you a senior with a story to tell about your housing? You are invited to a Public Forum to meet with representatives from City Council, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Columbus Public Health, City Code Enforcement and others.
Outsider moves into a new neighborhood — it’s a decent house, inexpensive, and the realtor used the words “up-and-coming.” Some like to say it’s getting “cleaned up,” or, in an even less tactful way, “nearing complete gentrification.” In other words: the poor black and brown (and sometimes white) people are on their way out. Meanwhile, […]
A program that provides money to Near East Side residents interested in fixing up their homes received a funding boost earlier this month. The program is being administered by PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation), the nonprofit focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding OSU Hospital East that is supported by OSU, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, […]
On May 17, the Columbus Foundation held a day of community conversation, dubbed The Big Table. Around the city, hundreds hosted and participated in these conversations, some open-ended, and some targeting specific issues and ideas relevant to community connectivity and growth. At Columbus Underground, we hosted three of our own Big Table discussions, bringing together […]