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Department of Development
Administration    
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Committee - Final Report The Recovery and Resiliency Committee was created in 2020 and challenged committee members to identify recommendations focused on equity and long term resiliency that will propel all residents to an improved quality of life in Columbus and Franklin County.

The Committee, composed of community, small business, non-profit, corporate and human service leaders, has assembled a series of short, medium, and long term plans to equitably address the human service and economic impacts of the pandemic and foster future resiliency. These recommendations serve as a framework for community investment and growth that will create prosperity for our entire community, and make us more resilient in the face of future challenges.  - learn more

Rent and Utility Assistance Help Available The Columbus Urban League and Impact Community Action have funds available to help residents that need assistance with rent and utility payments. For more information, contact the CUL at [email protected]; or call: 614-484-9111. To schedule an appointment for emergency assistance, contact Impact Community Action at 614-246-0019.  Find additional rental and utility services at https://www.rentful614.com/.

2021 CRA Residential Abatement Policy Update The Department of Development has conducted a scheduled three-year review of the CRA policy, and has identified opportunities to ask developers to expand the affordability captured for the value of the abatement. Based on independent analysis of 2021 market conditions, the new policy asks developers to go deeper or wider in creating affordability, in order to earn an abatement.

Proposed CRA Policy Updates
2021 CRA Community Presentation
CRA Layer Map

Public Meetings
We will hold two community meetings and 1 public hearing to discuss the draft policy revisions:

The first meeting took place Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:30PM-7:30PM at the Fedderson Community Center located at 3911 Dresden St. Columbus, OH 43224.

The second community meeting took place Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30PM-7:30PM at the Barack Community Center located at 580 E Woodrow Ave. Columbus, OH 43207.

The Public Hearing date, time and location will be determined once a legislative timeline is established.


COVID-19 ASSISTANCE FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR BUSINESSES IN COLUMBUS 

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE
The COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide provides employers and employees with a robust listing of resources that are available to help businesses as a result of COVID-19. Click here to access additional resources. 

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Director's Office The Department of Development is responsible for code enforcement, economic development, housing, land redevelopment, neighborhood services and planning.  Check out the link to a video for more information about the department. - learn more

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Economic Development The Economic Development Division assists local businesses and provides information to companies looking to expand or relocate in Columbus. - learn more

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Housing The Housing Division serves Columbus by preserving and producing housing that helps build strong, distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. The Housing Division offers programs to assist homeowners, housing developers and rental property owners. - learn more

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Land Redevelopment Division and Land Bank Program The Columbus Land Bank was established in 1994 to improve Columbus neighborhoods by returning vacant, abandoned and underutilized residential and commercial properties into productive community assets.  - learn more

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Planning The Planning Division is responsible for neighborhood planning, commercial overlays, board and commission (Downtown, University District and East Franklinton), historic preservation, annexation and public art.  - learn more