Research Reports for Community Benefit
Equitable Housing in Central Ohio:
Redefining Affordability for All
With a projected growth of one million more residents in Central Ohio by 2050, affordable housing is a hot topic. In an effort to ensure an equity and gender lens to the affordable housing issue in Central Ohio, Measurement Resources synthesized its research conducted for several of Central Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to ensure the realities and voices of this region’s residents most impacted by the lack of affordable housing are brought to light. What follows are a few highlights from this study; the full report is available for download.
What is affordable housing?
How Significant is the Affordable Housing Problem?
Which Communities Demonstrate the Greatest Need for More Affordable Housing?
Which Residents are Impacted Most by the Lack of Affordable Housing?
By the Numbers
In Central Ohio:
- Renters are twice as likely to be cost burdened compared to homeowners.
- Households need to earn approximately $35,000 to afford rent; 196,795 of rental households made less than this amount.
- Rates of housing cost burden increase significantly as rates of single mothers living in a ZIP code increase.
- Rates of housing cost burden increase significantly as rates of Black individuals living in a ZIP code increase.
Join the Measurement Resources team for an in-depth exploration of the data surrounding the topic of affordable housing in Central Ohio. This community event, sponsored by Human Service Chamber, will include a welcome by Michael Corey, executive director of Human Service Chamber, followed by Sheri Chaney Jones, president, Measurement Resources Company, who will present the team’s findings, and facilitate a conversation with participants.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, in the auditorium at the Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch. While this event is free and open to all, registration is required.