Homelessness and the affordable housing shortage – and the potential for policymakers to actually do something about these problems – have appeared in the news a lot lately. Here’s a few of the highlights:
- The Akron-Beacon Journal’s published an excellent editorial urging lawmakers to expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund if they really mean what they say about prioritizing vulnerable children.
- Dayton’s Fox 45 ran an excellent piece exploring the low wage-high rent gap, and highlighting our efforts to expand the Housing Trust Fund.
- WCBE 90.5 and the Columbus Dispatch both covered Community Housing Network’s recent expansion of the Briggsdale Apartments, permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people with disabilities.
- Columbus Business First published an informative article about Columbus Scholar House, a development that empowers low-income students with children to obtain their college degree and escape poverty. This innovative project was received funding from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency program that is supported by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.
- The Dispatch’s editorial board drew the clear connection between Ohio’s high rate of infant mortality and the need for more safe, decent and affordable housing.
- Several media outlets covered the Gap Report we released in March, showing the shortage of available and affordable rental units for extremely low-income Ohioans.
- Cleveland.com published an editorial endorsing our proposal to expand the Housing Trust Fund and implement a TANF-funded program to support local rapid rehousing efforts to reverse the increase in children’s homelessness.
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