Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Plans a Big Year of Acquisitions by Jared Brey for Next City
Affordable housing is rare enough in Columbus, Ohio, that an estimated 54,000 families in Franklin County pay more than half of their income on rent according to the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio. And as city and county officials try to find funding and policy solutions to address the shortage, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is gearing up to expand its own housing portfolio while continuing to shift its focus to mixed-income housing and away from traditional public housing projects.
HUD Awards More Funding and New Designation to CMHA by Mike Foley of WCBE
U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to help families attain self-sufficiency.
(Photo by Mike Foley)
CMHA Plans to Spend $247M on New and Updated Housing in 2020 by Tristan Navera of Columbus Business First
Riding Central Ohio's development boom, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority says 2020 could be its most active year yet.
The public housing agency has been gradually increasing the size of its portfolio and renovating and updating existing properties. In 2020, it plans to invest $247 Million to acquire or renovate more than 1,400 units of housing, including workforce and affordable units.