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Affordable Housing

Central Ohio Community Land Trust (COCLT)

A nonprofit organization that creates and preserves affordable housing in the Columbus, Ohio area. Find home listings on their website. COCLT is a subsidiary of Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation – COCIC Franklin County Land Bank.
845 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 724-5263
coclt.org

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA)

Provides low-income and Section 8 housing and helps people access decent, safe and affordable housing. They can help Section 8 families become homeowners and become economically independent of housing assistance.
880 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 421-6000
cmhanet.com

Columbus Scholar House

Provides affordable housing and childcare to student parents. Qualified participants attend an accredited college or university full-time while residing in the Scholar House. The student parents receive supportive services through the OSU ACCESS Collaborative program to help them stay in school and maintain their grades while also providing for the needs of their children.
CPO (Community Properties of Ohio) Management
910 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 636-5254 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
cpoimpact.org/scholarhouse.aspx

Community Development for All People (CD4AP) & All People’s Fresh Market

This faith-based organization provides free produce, clothing and household items to families in need, affordable housing on the South Side of Columbus, youth development, nutrition education and more. They also have the All People’s Fresh Market, which has free fresh food 5 days a week. Go online to find out more information about different programs.
Physical Address: 946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6063, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Main Phone: (614) 445-7342
Free Store Phone: (614) 443-1713
4allpeople.org

Community Housing Network (CHN)

Provides housing assistance to adults with addiction or substance abuse, mental disorders and those who struggle with homelessness. Apartments are scattered throughout 28 zip codes in Franklin County. Tenants also receive help with finding employment. Emergency maintenance requests and repairs can be made by residents.
1680 Watermark Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 487-6700
chninc.org

Community Properties of Ohio (CPO)

Provides Section 8 and low-income affordable housing in Columbus and other cities throughout Ohio.
910 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205

  • Main Office: (614) 253-0984
  • 24-Hour Maintenance Hotline: (614) 221-1627
  • Safety TipLine (to anonymously report suspicious or criminal activity on or near a CPO property): (614) 545-7233
  • Resident Services (for referrals for eviction prevention, childhood initiatives, basic needs and more): (614) 545-3028

cpoms.org

Habitat for Humanity MidOhio

Sells affordable homes to people with a low income who are first-time homebuyers. Participants must go through a screening process and demonstrate their ability to repay a mortgage and help build their home. They also offer a low cost home repair program to current homeowners in Franklin, Licking, and Madison counties.
6665 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 422-4828
Home Repair Program: (614) 484-1966
habitatmidohio.org

Healthy Homes

Healthy Homes is one portion of the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families initiative (HNHF) started by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The goal is to address vacant and abandoned properties in the 43205, 43206 and 43207 zip codes on the South Side of Columbus, in order to provide safe and healthy homes for individuals to live in. Programs include home buyer assistance, education, housing rehabilitation and grant home repair for existing homeowners.
431 South Eighteenth Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0395
healthyhomesco.org

Homeport

Provides a list of low-cost rental properties and homes, offers money management help for people who have fallen behind on mortgage payments, and offers homebuyer education, credit and budget counseling for a minimal fee. They can also help people buy a home and assist with down payments.
3443 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 221-8889

Homes on the Hill Columbus Development Corporation (HOTH-CDC)

Provides affordable housing in the Hilltop Community of Columbus. They also offer renter and homebuyer education programs, one-on-one budget, credit and financial counseling sessions, and can provide down payment assistance and mortgage counseling to prevent foreclosure.
3659 Soldano Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 275-4663
hoth-cdc.org

HUD (Housing & Urban Development) Resource Locator

Lists HUD rentals and homes online throughout Ohio. The HUD office in Columbus services 40 Ohio counties in central and southeastern Ohio. The HUD website provides useful information on avoiding forclosure, home improvements, buying homes, housing discrimination and more.
Columbus Field Office (Bricker Federal Building)
200 North High Street, 7th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 469-5737
resources.hud.gov
HUD in Ohio: hud.gov/states/ohio

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

A faith-based organization that serves individuals, families and Franklinton community members. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, low-income families and individuals, and females with substance use disorders. They also provide free meals, tutoring and youth programs, finance, employment, education, life coaching, hair and beauty salon services. Visit the website for more information on the programs they offer.
1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223

  • (614) 228-3855
  • Recovery Program: (614) 947 0497
  • Lower Lights Salon: (614) 928 3398

lowerlights.org
lowerlightssalon.com

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, affordable housing for seniors, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women, men and their children escaping intimate partner violence, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They provide services in multiple counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 228-5200
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations

Move to Prosper

Provides access to affordable rental homes for very low income households with children ages 13 and under in Gahanna, Dublin, Olentangy and Hilliard school districts. They offer workshops and coaching on reaching your financial, career, educational and wellness goals for you and your family. Visit the website for application information.
Ebner Building – Columbus Jewish Foundation
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
movetoprosper.org

National Church Residences

Helps low-income families, single persons and seniors find quality affordable housing throughout Ohio. Also assists homeless and people with disabilities. Visit the website for additional contact and location information.
(800) 388-2151
nationalchurchresidences.org
nationalchurchresidences.org/business-services/supportive-housing-formerly-homeless

The Residences At Career Gateway (RCG)

Offers moderately priced 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units of multifamily housing and provides workforce training and support service space for residents and project partners.
755 East Whittier Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 585-8041
RCG Job Training Center: (614) 445-7342, ext. 24
residencesatcareergateway.com