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Homelessness

The Community Shelter Board received the second largest grant in the latest round of federal funding to prevent youth homelessness. 

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has designated all of its 23 branches a 'Safe Place', as part of a partnership with Huckleberry House to connect homeless youth to services.  

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Columbus City Council is scheduled to introduce legislation on Monday designed to curb aggressive panhandling. 

A new report shows only two of the ten most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment. 

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Columbus City Council this week approved legislation giving 75 thousand dollars to the Community Shelter Board to support a program fighting infant mortality.

Despite a slight increase nationally, homelessness declined in Ohio according to the latest estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has established new rules to "dispel the notion" that people are camping inside its buildings. 

The Open Shelter

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon for one of the operators of The Open Shelter for homeless men in Columbus. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County jury has convicted a man of killing his girlfriend in a south side homeless camp last year. 

Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum focused on Franklin County's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

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The Columbus School Board Tuesday approved new or amended contracts with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and private companies to handle a growing number of transportation requests by homeless families for students traveling between the city and suburban districts.

Zanesville Times Recorder

A homeless man charged in the death of another homeless man whose body was found burning outside a Muskingum County church last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges.

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The Community Shelter Board today conducted its annual homeless count in Columbus and Franklin County.