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YWCA Renovating Downtown Apartment Building

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The historic Griswold building will soon be getting a facelift as YWCA Columbus is planning to transform the building from dormitories into efficiency apartments. The $20 million renovation will modernize the building while still providing a place where women can gain life skills for independent living.

“YWCA Columbus has established a proud legacy of leadership for positive social change, racial justice and economic development,” said Elfi Di Bella, President and CEO of YWCA Columbus. “We look forward to continuing to meet the ever-evolving demands for women and family shelter care, expanding advocacy and increasing programming for women’s diverse needs in the central Ohio community.”

The renovations are being made possibly with the help of federal affordable housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  YWCA is also working with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.

The Griswold Building, located at 65 South Fourth Street, opened in 1929 and has served as a place for thousands who have found opportunities to grow and make an impact in Columbus.


For more information, visit www.ywcacolumbus.org.


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