Federal affordable housing plan announced in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The federal government has a new action plan aimed at providing affordable housing, and the announcement of the program happened in Columbus Monday.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge chose Columbus to make the announcement

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said affordable housing isn’t just the city’s issue — it’s a regional issue, and Columbus is already examining what it can do to benefit from this.

“We have a supply problem here in central Ohio — demand continues to go up, supply remains flat,” he said.

According to the Ohio National Low Income Housing Coalition — Ohio as a state is short more than 254 thousand affordable and available rental homes.

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