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Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Underway on Four-Story Building on Near East Side

Construction crews are busy at 1001 Atcheson St. on the Near East Side, where an 80-unit apartment building is on track to open by next fall. The four-story building is a project of the Woda Cooper Companies (formerly the Woda Group), a Columbus-based developer of affordable housing. To be known as Atcheson Place Lofts, the […]

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New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

There have been plenty of reports and studies in the last several years on the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio. And last year, a $100 million housing fund was established and Columbus voters approved a $50 million bond package to address that shortage. A new effort was unveiled this week which aims to […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Home Value Assessments, Including How to Challenge Them

Brent Warren Brent Warren What You Need to Know About the New Home Value Assessments, Including How to Challenge Them

The Franklin County Auditor’s property value update process is showing a 20 percent increase in home values from 2017 through the end of 2019. That number reflects a housing market that has seen steady growth and rising prices across a wide range of Central Ohio neighborhoods, although officials at the auditor’s office are stressing two […]

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Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

Brent Warren Brent Warren Incomplete Cargominium Project Demolished

The stalled Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers on Old Leonard Avenue – has now been completely demolished, and crews were busy this morning carting scrap metal away from the site. Work first started on the affordable housing development in November of 2016, and by early 2017 the shell […]

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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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Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three Affordable Housing Developments Moving Forward

The City of Columbus announced this week that three affordable housing developments in Franklinton will be moving forward. The projects, which will bring a total of 150 units to three different sites in the neighborhood, will offer senior housing, apartments and single family homes that will be affordable to those making between 30% and 80% […]

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