April 14, 2024
Columbus plans to beef up rental legal guidelines, enhance inexpensive housing
Columbus plans to beef up rental legal guidelines, enhance inexpensive housing

The Columbus Metropolis Council on Thursday launched a sweeping set of proposals designed to deal with the scarcity of inexpensive housing within the metropolis.

Among the many proposals: requiring landlords to register and pay a payment for his or her rental properties; streamlining the zoning course of to encourage extra “tiny houses” subsequent to present houses; and monitoring vacant houses and penalizing owners who go away them uncared for.

Whereas particulars of the proposals have but to be labored out, they spotlight the broad areas the Metropolis Council will give attention to this yr to assist present extra housing, along with the passage of a $200 million housing bond package deal within the fall and rewriting town’s zoning code.