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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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Tools For Housing Affordability Public Hearing

Anne Evans Anne Evans Tools For Housing Affordability Public Hearing

Councilmember Shayla Favor will convene a presentation and panel discussion by The Ohio State University students on Tools For Housing Affordability. The student’s focus areas are accessory dwelling units and developer incentives. On Thursday, April 18 at 10am, two teams of students will present their findings to Council and provide recommendations on how low to […]

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Photos: Moody Nolan’s Legacy House in Linden

Susan Post Susan Post Photos: Moody Nolan’s Legacy House in Linden

Local architecture firm Moody Nolan’s Legacy Project has come to life. A family will be given the keys tomorrow to the modern, new house on McClelland Avenue in Linden. The 750 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath house is move-in ready for the family which was selected by the YMCA of Central Ohio and Southeast Inc. The […]

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Firm Building Modern Home in Linden Hopes it’s the First of Many

Brent Warren Brent Warren Firm Building Modern Home in Linden Hopes it’s the First of Many

What started as one company’s desire to do something more tangible with a share of its annual corporate giving has turned into a modern, 750-square-foot home, now under construction in Linden. In February, a soon-to-be-selected family will be given the keys to the home. And, later that month, the firm behind the house giveaway plans […]

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Senior Housing Stabilization Roundtable

Anne Evans Anne Evans Senior Housing Stabilization Roundtable

This month council will be holding another Senior Housing Stabilization Roundtable to provide an update from our last event in October and to hear more feedback from our residents. In partnership with Age Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, the event will be held: Wednesday – January 23 11:00am – 12:30pm Milo-Grogan Recreation Center 862 E. […]

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Strategic Conversation on the Senior Housing Crisis

Anne Evans Anne Evans Strategic Conversation on the Senior Housing Crisis

The affordable housing crisis is at the heart of the American economy and impacts everyone, particularly older adults whose incomes are not keeping pace with current housing costs. Franklin County’s senior population has needs for both affordable and accessible housing with services. The Franklin County Office on Aging in conjunction with the Franklin County Board […]

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New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Housing Concept Could Be Headed to Near East Side

Local architect Jonathan Barnes has spent much of the last year working on a housing concept that he thinks may be unique in the country. And with a site selected on the Near East Side to build a prototype, he is hopeful that his vision will come to fruition soon. Barnes formed a nonprofit organization, […]

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