A foreclosure sign.
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Foreclosures resume in Franklin County after more than a two-month halt.

More than 30 million people have applied for unemployment as of April 30, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are falling behind on their rent and are being evicted, despite new rules designed to stop evictions. Experts say the moratoriums by state and local officials don't go far enough and are leaving tenants vulnerable.

"My main concern is that I'll be evicted," says David Perez. The self-employed father of one sells artisanal wares, like wallets and sandals, at a flea market in Elkridge, Md. "What's going to happen to my family?"

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It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time to pay rent. But with unemployment claims at all-time high because of the coronavirus, many tenants in Ohio are worrying about their ability to keep up with payments. 

Affordable Housing

Nov 5, 2019
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Mary Black Foundation

When plans for a new downtown stadium for the Crew SC were unveiled last December, they included 885 new residential units nearby with a minimum of 20 percent to be affordable. 

But during the following six months, the number of housing units was whittled by half and the decision about affordable housing was left to the developer.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the need for and challenges to provide affordable housing. 


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Oregon is about to become the first state in the nation to impose rent control on landlords, after lawmakers passed an extensive measure on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 608 sailed through the state's House in a 35-25 vote. It now heads for a signature from Gov. Kate Brown, who has voiced support for the cause.

Unlike public schools, Ohio’s charter schools have to find places to hold classes.  Typically, that means renting a building rather than buying one.  A review of charter school leasing practices by outgoing auditor Dave Yost, released before he became Attorney General, found some charter schools are entering lease agreements that are costing them over and above what the private market will bear. 

Complicated leases, with little oversight

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Jerry Smith wanders through a home on the west side of Columbus with his hands clasped behind his back. His hat says "bailiff" in big block letters, and he’s guiding researcher Stephanie Pierce from room to room. They pass an overturned couch and old clothes strewn on the floor.

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Federal housing officials are trying to make it harder for landlords to deny potential renters because of their criminal history. 

Rising Rents Mean More Evictions In Columbus

Mar 31, 2016
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All this week NPR has been looking at what many call an affordable housing crisis in America. Many low income families use at least half of their paychecks on rent. Central Ohio has a booming rental market, and the rising rents have led to more evictions.