This Tuesday, we strongly encourage all Columbus residents to vote in favor of Issue 11, a bond package that would generate $50 million for affordable housing without raising taxes.
Early voting is ongoing through Monday, and the polls will be open at 6:30 AM Tuesday morning across the city.
At a time when the affordable housing deficiency in our community is a staggering 54,000 units, identifying resources to address the intertwining and significant challenges created by this housing shortage is paramount. This bond initiative is a critical step toward doing so.
As our friends at the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio (AHACO) noted this week when similarly offering their support for this effort, the $50 million this will generate “will be used to leverage other public- and private-sector funds.”