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Simply type in your city, state and zip code to find a list of affordable homes and rentals in your neighborhood.
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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
COCIC – Franklin County Land Bank: cocic.org

Coalition on Homelessness & Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)

Supports Ohio residents and organizations through advocacy and various programs aimed at ending homelessness. Their website has important information on emergency rental assistance across Ohio, landlord-tenet law, the Fair Housing Act, and more. Professionals can find opportunities for advocacy and training. The Housing Now for Families Program (HNHF) provides temporary financial assistance and supportive services for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and meet income guidelines. Anyone can use the Crisis Text Line for immediate help from a Crisis Counselor, or call the Housing Information Line for advice on dealing with a specific housing issue. Use the Ohio Housing Locator website to search for affordable housing and emergency resources.
Main Office: (614) 280-1984
Housing Information Line: (888) 485-7999
Crisis Text Line: Text “4hope” to 741 741
Ohio Housing Locator: ohiohousinglocator.org
cohhio.org

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA)

Provides low-income housing to help people access safe and affordable housing through the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher program. They also offer care coordination services, homeownership and self-sufficiency programs for residents.
880 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 421-6000
cmhanet.com
Additional Contact Information: cmhanet.com/Home/Contact
More information on Housing Choice Vouchers: hud.gov/topics/housing_choice_voucher_program_section_8#hcv01

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

Columbus Scholar House

Provides affordable housing for student parents attending a central Ohio college or university full-time. Student parents receive supportive services through the OSU ACCESS Collaborative program for help with navigating higher education, financial management, childcare, parenting skills, and transitioning from school to the workforce.
North 17th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 826-6101
cpoimpact.org/scholarhouse.aspx

Community Housing Network (CHN)

Provides housing assistance to people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and other trauma related issues. CHN collaborates with a network of partners to offer residents access to services like service coordination with case management, crisis intervention, healthcare, counseling, food access, employment training, benefit assistance and more.
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

Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF)

A faith-based organization dedicating to strengthening community for youth and families living in the Driving Park neighborhood of Columbus. Programs include financial education, credit restoration counseling, intergenerational mentorship, and educational scholarships for teens and adults. The organization also provides help with housing rehabilitation and affordable housing for seniors at The Livingston facility.
1573 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-7456
gwoodfoundation.com

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.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 77499, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 355-0395
healthyhomescolumbus.org

Homeport

Non-profit housing developer promoting affordable housing and financial wellness in Columbus. Use the Homeport Living website to browse their affordable housing properties and apply for a rental property or home. Use the Homeport Learning website to sign up for their free homebuyer education classes, home readiness program, or financial fitness classes. They also offer individual financial counseling, down payment assistance, and foreclosure prevention coaching.
3443 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 221-8889
Homeport Living: homeportliving.org
Homeport Learning: homeportlearning.org
General Website: homeportohio.org

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

Non-profit housing counseling agency and housing development organization serving the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. They offer HUD-approved Homeownership Education, foreclosure prevention, and individual financial counseling services. Services are free and available in English and Spanish. Go online and complete the Request Information form to request services.
3659 Soldano Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 275-4663
hoth-cdc.org/contact

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 foreclosure, 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 serving individuals and families in Columbus. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, low-income families and individuals, and women struggling with substance use. Their adult mentorship program includes a weekly hot meal, job and finance mentoring, life coaching, and supportive services. They offer homework help, mentoring, and a summer day camp for at-risk youth ages 7-17. The Lower Lights Salon hosts free haircut events, and work training for women who have experienced addiction or incarceration.

lowerlights.org/home

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

Families Flourish

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 contact and application information.
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) 620-7888
residencesatcareergateway.com


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