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Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

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The state Controlling Board has approved distributing 420 million dollars in federal CARES Act monday to individuals and businesses struggling economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows three out of the ten most common jobs in Ohio failed to pay workers enough to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio joined housing advocates this week to discuss legislation he’s co-sponsored to prevent evictions.

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving 4.3 million dollars to the Community Shelter Board for programs to fight homelessness. 

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. 

The City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio State University plan to study the county's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

Ohio is receiving an additional 94 million dollar to help demolish blighted homes and prevent foreclosures, but some say it missed out on more funding because of an issue with the state's application.

Advocates for the homeless in Ohio are upset with a provision in the state Senate's newly proposed two year state budget that would cut funding for a key agency in half. 

Advocates Call For More Controls On Payday Lenders

Apr 1, 2015

Faith leaders and advocates for the poor are calling on the federal government to do something to reform payday lending.

A new report shows more than 70 percent of extremely low income renters spend more than half of their income on rent and utility costs.

Volunteers in Ohio today and tonight will conduct what is called the annual "Point In Time" count of the homeless.