Columbus MHA CEO: Landlords who join affordable housing fight can get cash incentives


From Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO Charles Hillman's op-ed in The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Dispatch, in partnership with The Columbus Foundation, deserves praise for presenting the Columbus Conversation: "Can People Afford to Live Here?" on Dec. 14.

The community forum identified many issues about the affordable housing crisis in Greater Columbus and highlighted many of the innovative approaches’ community leaders are working toward to address the challenge.

Vancouver Housing Authority rent buy-down program to provide subsidy for landlords


From The Columbian:

The Vancouver Housing Authority is launching a rent buy-down program to make more rentals available to low-income households in Clark County.

Through the program announced this week, the VHA will provide a subsidy to participating landlords that reduces the tenant’s portion of rent, making the rent more affordable.

Tenants will receive assistance for a minimum of two years.

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