Housing crisis in Columbus and Ohio
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.
- Amy Juravich, 89.7 NPR News Midday Host and assistant program director
- Shayla Favor, Columbus City Council councilmember
- Shannon Isom, CEO of the Community Shelter Board
- Amy Riegel, executive director of the Coalition on Homeless and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)
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