Housing Administrator: Rita Parise
The Housing Division serves Columbus by preserving and producing housing that helps build strong, distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. The Housing Division collaborates with federal, state and local government housing agencies to strategically target its resources for neighborhood investment. These programs are available to city of Columbus residents eligible for assistance guided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Income Guidelines.
A list of the Housing Division Programs and brief descriptions are:
: The Chores proram assists senior citizens and/or disabled persons with minor repairs to their homes. These repairs must be for the safety and/or health of the senior or disabled person.
Emergency Repair Program:
The Emergency Repair program provides for the immediate correction of an emergency condition that has been determined to present an imminent danger to the health and/or safety of the occupants of residential property in the City of Columbus including heating, plumbing, and electrical repairs.
Home Safe and Sound Program
: The mission of the Home Safe and Sound program is to preserve decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income residents in Columbus neighborhoods.
- Tool Library: The Rebuilding Together Central Ohio Tool Library is a tool-lending library that is located in Columbus, Ohio. The Tool Library was created by the City of Columbus in 1976, using a Federal Community Development Block Grant. In March 2009, Rebuilding Together Central Ohio took over operation of the library. The RTCO Tool Library offers over 200 different types of and over 4,500 individual hand and power tools.
Please contact the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority for information regarding Section 8.
Save the Dream Ohio : Ohio's Foreclosure Prevention Effort
Homeowner's HOPE Hotline
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Approved Counseling Agencies that offer Foreclosure Prevention:
Columbus Housing Partnership
Columbus Urban League
Consumer Credit Counseling of Central Ohio
Homes On The Hill
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
Columbus Urban League Landlord and Tenant Association 614-257-6300
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 614-469-5737
24 Hour Hotline- Adult Shelter System 1-888-474-3587 for men and women
YWCA Family 24/7 Hotline 614-253-7970 for families