Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
The deepening recession brings additional challenges to many Ohio residents, but for many others, the combination of higher costs and lower incomes is more of the same.
The Census Bureau Tuesday reported new numbers on poverty, income and health insurance. It’s an annual snapshot of the economic well-being of nation’s households.
The face of poverty is changing in Franklin County. A new study finds that Blacks and Hispanics are three times more likely to live in poverty than Whites or Asians; that one in eight persons in the county is impoverished; and that impoverished families are relocating toward the Columbus outer belt. The results were presented Wednesday at a forum of social services officials.