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Habitat for Humanity

E.J. Thomas is the director of Mid-Ohio Habitat For Humanity, and says many low-income families can't afford housing considered "affordable."
Nick Evans / WOSU

This is the first of a two-part series on affordable housing in Columbus. Read part two here.

Mattias Minarsch leads a group of about half a dozen Habitat For Humanity volunteers putting the finishing touches on a home in Linden.

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

It’s not uncommon to see a tent on the Statehouse grounds – but on Wednesday, volunteers and lawmakers began to construct a full-sized house right outside the west stairs of the building.

Two women who have filed a lawsuit against the Central Ohio branch of Habitat for Humanity say the organization is refusing to pay for replacement homes after theirs were destroyed by a fire sparked by poor electrical work.