Housing

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  The city of Columbus is receiving a major gift to help address a pressing issue in our community. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has agreed to provide more than $140,000 to help the homeless veteran community. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development created a partnership with Veterans Affairs […]

Local

A new $25 million plan is targeted at acquiring and preserving affordable housing in the Linden area while paying for business loans and health services in a neighborhood that has struggled for years. “It sounds like a lot of money. But when it comes to the needs of the neighborhood, it really isn’t,” said Lawrence […]

  LeBron James’ job is never done. While off the court, he is always striving to make change and help offer better opportunities for underprivileged children and families. Now, LeBron and his I PROMISE school will now provide transition housing for students and their families who are in need of a healthy living environment. The […]

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  Kaleidoscope Youth Center is an organization known for helping LGBT+ youth in central Ohio. They assist in finding a sense of security and community and they are now helping at-risk youth find housing. “We know housing is a basic need and a basic right,” Erin Upchurch, executive director of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, said. “We […]

Ohio

Senator Sherrod Brown announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is granting Ohio $6.2 million to put towards affordable housing. Brown said this funding follows “inexplicable delays” by the Trump administration’s acting regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two government-sponsored enterprises fund the national Housing Trust Fund. The money has been […]

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Out of business motels will become new homes for the youth out in the streets. The City of Columbus is being creative when it comes to rehabbing old motels that aren’t in use and helping at-risk youth. A former Motel 6 and Knights Inn will be transformed into the city’s first housing development for the […]

The National Urban League released the 40th edition of the “State of Black America,” a semiannual publication that has become one of the most highly anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice, and civic participation. The report includes insights from politicians, NGOS, […]

Gentrification is real and communities of color aren't the only ones who've noticed the drastic change in their neighborhoods.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has allowed the housing secretary to keep his job after profiling low-income residents and accusing them of deliberately poisoning their…

If you’ve been a New York City resident for some time, you’ve likely noticed how your once empty subway car is still packed with people,…

For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and […]