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Affordable Housing And Homelessness in Columbus

Mount Carmel's street outreach team goes out to homeless camps around Columbus to give check-ups and prescribe medicine.
Adora Namigadde
Point in time homeless count for Columbus and Franklin County

Last year, Franklin County saw a jump in the number of homeless people to 1,807. That’s according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This current estimate is the highest it has been since 2007. On the backs of this report, the Community Shelter Board is gearing up for its homeless count on Thursday.

Today on All Sides, homelessness in central Ohio.



  • Michelle Heritage, ExecutiveDirector, Community Shelter Board
  • Kelan Craig, Director of Planning, Preservation and Development, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Hannah Jones, Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Columbus

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