Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
The homeless community in Columbus is often voiceless. But Ohio Wesleyan professor Mary Howard has made an effort to change that. She produced “Swept Out”, a documentary about the homeless community in Columbus. WOSU’s Kim Fox talks to Howard in the Q&A about her film.
A federal court ruling in Ohio says counties must allow homeless voters to list as their addresses park benches and other locations that are not buildings.
Erika Clark Jones is wrapping up her third month as the director of Homeless and Social Services for the city of Columbus.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman Thursday created a new cabinet position: Advocate for the Homeless and Social Services. City and homeless officials say it’s also the first such position in the country.
Community Shelter Board officials say initial estimates indicate that Franklin County might have fewer homeless people living outside shelters than last year.
A new national poll shows more people are now worried about becoming homeless. In Columbus, advocates for the homeless say the Gallup poll reflects growing anxiety among Americans about keeping a roof over their heads.
Groups that help homeless and low income Ohioans are getting more than 20 million dollars from the state.
For the past several years The Community Shelter Board has tried to find out just how many people in Columbus don’t have a place to call home. Thursday morning about 100 volunteers braved the cold winds to try to get an accurate count. But the census faces criticism faces criticism from local advocates.
About a thousand homeless people, many of them veterans, were expected to receive assistance at the 12th annual Columbus Stand Down Tuesday. The event, geared toward veterans, offers employment, medical and social assistance to displaced people and their families.
A man who makes his home in a tent along the Scioto River says his conviction on check forgery charges are the biggest obstacle to employment. So he makes do by pan-handling and volunteering at a Franklinton soup kitchen.