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Housing crisis in Columbus and Ohio

Weinland Park homes
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Houses in Columbus' Weinland Park neighborhood.

This episode originally aired on August 29, 2023.

A new report by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency shows that more than 1 million Ohioans live in households that spend over half their income on housing costs.

In a recent interview with NBC4, Columbus Councilmember Shayla Favor spoke of the perpetual and persistent problem.

More families are experiencing longer bouts of homelessness as the number of affordable rental units plummet – driven, in part, by out-of-town investors.

Housing advocates say government funding is key to keeping housing affordable – and new initiatives are underway.

We’re talking about the current state of the housing crisis in Ohio and in Columbus and what's being done to fix it.

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