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Office of the Director   
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Economic Development
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor 
Suite 220  
Columbus, OH 43215-4418  
(614) 645.8616  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Housing Division  
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7896  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Land Redevelopment Division  
845 Parsons Avenue    
Columbus, OH 43206-9030  
(614) 645.5263  
(614) 645-6675  [FAX] 

Planning Division   
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.8664   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]



CRA designations approved by City Council are listed below.


The City’s existing post-1994 Community Reinvestment Areas will be divided into three categories based on the evaluation of six distress criteria:

  • population growth – percentage change of population for an area over a five year period (currently 2012-2017)
  • median household income growth – percentage change in median household income for an area over a five year period (currently 2012-2017)
  • poverty rate – percentage of the population in an area living at or below the federally established poverty level (2016)
  • growth in median rent – percentage change in median monthly price per square foot of residential rental property over a five year period (currently 2012-2017)
  • housing vacancy rate – percentage of unoccupied housing units in an area (2017)
  • mortgage foreclosure rate – percentage of homes foreclosed upon in an area (2018)


The distress criteria represent a mixture of indicators that are measured over a period of time and as a snapshot in time, to give the most accurate picture of neighborhood growth.


All categories will be reevaluated every three years to capture the most accurate and real time changes occurring in the neighborhood.

Housing Contact Info
Department of Development, Housing Division

Office : 614-645-7896
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Email: [email protected] 

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