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Columbus homes selling fastest in the country
Columbus Dispatch
26 May 2021

Warning: Racism is Hazardous to Your Health in Columbus
Columbus Monthly
25 May 2021

Opinion: There is a reason for Columbus’ affordable housing problem and it has to be undone
Columbus Dispatch
21 May 2021

Home prices jump by double digits in April as sales soar across Central Ohio
Columbus Business First
21 May 2021

Opinion: Housing program helps families change life trajectory
Columbus Dispatch
21 May 2021

Mixed-Use Project Planned for Parsons Avenue
Columbus Underground
20 May 2021

Trolley District near Franklin Park aims for August opening with food hall, brewpub
Columbus Dispatch
20 May 2021

John Edgar’s Neighborhood: God, Grace and Affordable Housing
Columbus Monthly
19 May 2021

Franklinton getting more affordable housing with 10-unit apartment building
Columbus Business First
11 May 2021

New senior apartments planned on once-blighted site near Westland Mall
Columbus Dispatch
10 May 2021

Columbus Announces $10 Million Affordable Housing Partnership
WOSU
10 May 2021

Ginther pledges additional $10M for affordable housing, hires Campus Partners exec to new role
Columbus Business First
10 May 2021

‘Whole area’s changing for the better’: Merion Village site of Columbus’ new affordable housing project
Columbus Dispatch
10 May 2021

A closer look at 2021 changes to Columbus, Ohio residential rental laws
Columbus Business First (sponsored content)
7 May 2021

In a sellers’ market, most central Ohio homeowners still hiring real-estate agents to do the work
Columbus Dispatch
6 May 2021

Focus returns to developing downtown Columbus post-pandemic
Columbus Business First
3 May 2021

Housing is hot but faces a big hurdle: Rising construction costs
Columbus Business First
30 April 2021

B.R.E.A.D. protests in front of new soccer stadium for affordable housing
Columbus Dispatch
28 April 2021

Planned 15-story mixed-use tower could be Franklinton’s tallest, provide some affordable housing
Columbus Business First
28 April 2021

New residential zoning could lower housing costs, economists say
Columbus Business First
25 April 2021

King & High development narrows in on new design
Columbus Business First
25 April 2021

Low inventory continues to drive up home prices across Central Ohio
Columbus Business First
23 April 2021

Want to buy a home? Here are 10 tips for navigating a difficult housing market
Columbus Dispatch
25 April 2021

Burned Topiary Park apartments to rise again, one of two complexes planned on the park
Columbus Dispatch
22 April 2021

Rising Housing Prices And Impact On Affordable Housing
WOSU Radio, Ann Fisher
20 April 2021

Library Park mixed-use development rises downtown (photos)
Columbus Business First
15 April 2021

Kroger bakery site could house 448 apartments
Columbus Dispatch
8 April 2021

CDDC Looking to Build Apartments Near Topiary Park
Columbus Underground
6 April 2021

Competition aimed at finding way to build low-cost homes in Hilltop and Whitehall
Columbus Dispatch
5 April 2021

Columbus’ direct affordable housing funding plummets during COVID pandemic
Columbus Dispatch
4 April 2021

Franklin County has made progress on affordable housing, but NIMBYism remains a hurdle
Columbus Business First
31 March 2021

From the editor: 2020 was ‘rollercoaster’ year for affordable housing
Columbus Business First
25 March 2021

Affordable housing advocate Move to Prosper’s latest project helps single moms, their kids
Columbus CEO
25 March 2021

Columbus apartment construction continues with seven new projects
Columbus Dispatch
25 March 2021

Developer finalizing plans for $250M Whitehall mixed-use project
Columbus Business First
22 March 2021

Columbus home listings drop sharply in February, more bad news for shoppers
Columbus Dispatch
22 March 2021

Ohio home prices outpaced big expensive cities during the pandemic
Columbus Dispatch
26 Feb. 2021

Berkeley Says it Will End Single-Family Zoning, Which It Pioneered
Next City
25 Feb. 2021

Columbus starts the process to update antiquated zoning code
Columbus Business First
25 Feb. 2021

Number of Downtown residents to hit 10,000
Columbus Dispatch
24 Feb. 2021

Columbus overhauling zoning code as city struggles with redevelopment issues
Columbus Dispatch
23 Feb. 2021

Nearly 500 student apartments proposed south of OSU
Columbus Dispatch
23 Feb. 2021

Impact Of Population Stagnation
WOSU
18 Feb. 2021

Study: Effect of Market-Rate Development on Neighborhood Rents
UCLA
17 Feb. 2021

Columbus-area home construction jumps in 2020, but not enough to meet demand
Columbus Dispatch
16 Feb. 2021

Boise’s Affordable Housing Land Trust Strategy Includes Office Conversions
Next City
16 Feb. 2021)

Healthy Homes houses, built and renovated to be affordable, now selling for big numbers on South Side
Columbus Dispatch
11 Feb. 2021

New construction can’t keep up with housing demand in Columbus
WBNS 10TV
5 Feb. 2021

Are we trapped in another housing bubble? A rapid rise in home prices has some experts worried
Columbus Dispatch/USA Today
4 Feb. 2021

Frenzied quest for Columbus homes leads to record price hikes and home shortages
Columbus Dispatch
22 Jan. 2021

Plans for controversial apartment development near German Village being revised
Columbus Dispatch
22 Jan. 2021

Central Ohio’s Housing Shortage
Columbus Monthly
7 Jan. 2021

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Housing & GIS Data

Social Explorer is a Census data application that allows users to compare data across space and time. The free version has limited use.


Data on population, housing, and income can be found through the U.S. Census Bureau. Very detailed information about the number of housing units, number of bedrooms, the cost of rent, and much more is available free of charge.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a plethora of data on housing. For example, the number of housing choice vouchers by Census tract and the fair market rent of metropolitan areas.


The City of Columbus maintains an extensive open data portal for GIS and other types of data. Related to housing, you can find zoning variances and building permits.


The Mid-Ohio Open Data portal, offered by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is a one-stop location for all of our publicly available datasets. Here you will find maps, downloadable GIS and tabular data, and more.


The City of Columbus also hosts a historic maps gallery, where you can see hold maps showing many fascinating aspects of our history—like a map of city council wards!


For historical aerial imagery, use Google Earth for desktop. This let’s you see the impact of sprawl and low-density housing construction: loss of farmland and wasteful, car-oriented development that leads to unhealthy lifestyles and disconnected communities.

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