Central Ohio congregations come together to push leaders into action on affordable housing

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Dozens of Central Ohio congregations are coming together to push Columbus and Franklin County leaders into action on affordable housing. The group is called Building Responsibility, Equality and Dignity, or BREAD.

BREAD gathered members at Washington Gladden Social Justice Park on Monday to ramp up action needed to “move the needle” on some of the biggest problems facing Central Ohio families.

“A number of fellow citizens are just not aware of how serious the crisis is in Central Ohio concerning affordable housing,” said Pastor Charles Leister of New Beginnings Christian Center, whose congregation is one of 43 that makeup BREAD. “The Kirwan Institute at Ohio State indicates it’s a billion-dollar problem.”

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