Columbus MHA to receive $21 million in federal funds for emergency housing vouchers for homeless

Date Published: 
June 9th, 2021

From The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will be using $21 million in new federal money to pay for emergency vouchers to house 298 homeless families.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money as part of $5 billion being distributed nationwide for housing the homeless.

"I cannot overstate what a big deal it is, 300 people who are homeless who will not be homeless any more," said Michelle Heritage, the executive director of the Community Shelter Board.

In Franklin County, the Community Shelter Board found 1,201 homeless people during its point-in-time count on Jan. 27, down 265 from the 1,466 count the year before. Officials believed the eviction moratorium had something to do with the lower count.

Read The Columbus Dispatch's article "CMHA to receive $21 million in federal funds for emergency housing vouchers for homeless."

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