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Columbus struggles with evictions despite an alliance of groups fighting to help

Nov 06, 2018 - Columbus Business First (Ohio)

It was another difficult three months for some of the poorest residents of Franklin County.

The third quarter saw a steady stream of evictions - 4,837 cases filed, of which 1,702 set-outs where processed. Each and every filing is an irreversible black mark on a person's record, disproportionately striking single women of color in Columbus.

Residents facing evictions struggle to hold down jobs. Their earning power and credit scores take a serious hit, and children in these families li...