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.
How to Use a Data-Driven Approach to Ensure Equity in Affordable Housing Efforts
For decades, the topic of affordable housing has been at the center of many community conversations. As one of the key predictors of individuals’ and families’ ability to rise out of poverty, let alone begin. building generational wealth, housing and many other basic needs costs continue to rise, making the dream of homeownership even more unattainable for so many.
Join Measurement Resources Company for a free webinar as we dive deeper into the data surrounding equitable housing. Sheri Chaney Jones, president and founder of Measurement Resources Company, will share her team’s findings based on a research study that focused on Central Ohio. Learn how this research approach can replicated and applied to your community to demonstrate the reality of your residents’ needs, and to act as a catalyst for community-wide conversation and engagement.
Sheri will present for roughly 45 minutes, and then the last 15 minutes of the webinar will be used to facilitate a conversation with webinar participants. The full report, Equitable Housing in Central Ohio: Redefining Affordability for All, which Measurement Resources created for community benefit, can be downloaded at no cost by completing the form above.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern Time), using Zoom. We will send the link to access the webinar shortly before the event.