COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) — Franklin County Commissioners approved a contract with Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s affordable housing initiative to support the creation of more than 200 affordable housing units in Linden.

The county will provide $15.5 million to help build 33 homes, repair as many as 100 homes and boost a renter support program with Healthy Homes.

“The need for affordable housing is perhaps the greatest challenge facing our community right now,” Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady said in a release.

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