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OSU Master's Students Offer Analysis on “Land Trusts” to Improve Local Affordable Housing Supply

Councilmember Jaiza Page
Council President Shannon Hardin
President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano
Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown


Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Council Chambers
90 West Broad Street


Leaders in Central Ohio are getting a fresh perspective on solutions to increase the affordable housing stock in the Columbus region.

On Wednesday, October 24 at 10 am, three teams of master's students from The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture will present their findings and provide policy models to a panel of Councilmembers and housing advocates on the concept of community land trusts. Community Land Trusts provide low and moderate income people sustainable affordable housing.

“What a great way to gain insight into what a land trust can do here in Central Ohio as a sustainable affordable housing tool,” said Councilmember Jaiza Page. "Other cities have found great success using a community land trust as a sustainable affordable housing program." 

The students will present their analysis of three land trust models then take follow-up questions and comments from the panel.

“We see this as a great opportunity to listen and learn. No single policy or program will solve our affordable housing crisis so we need to continue looking for collaborative opportunities," said Council President Shannon Hardin.