From The Columbus Dispatch:
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to issue an additional 1,000 housing vouchers over the next year, while 24,000 remain on its wait list for federally subsidized housing.
The housing authority has already issued 12,500 housing vouchers, but the need is much more, as the waiting list shows and housing advocates push for more affordable housing in central Ohio.
"That doesn’t capture the need for affordable housing," CMHA President and CEO Charles Hillman said.
Carlie Boos, executive director of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, said 1,000 more vouchers can be transformational for those families who might not have any housing without them.
"Housing is a puzzle. This is one piece. A corner piece. But still one piece," Boos said.
Read The Columbus Dispatch's article "Amid housing crunch, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to increase vouchers by 1,000."