Franklin County processes nearly 19,000 evictions each year, making the Franklin County Municipal Court the highest volume eviction processor in the state.
Housing issues seem to be one of the more common complaints received by Better Call Jackson.
The high number of evictions has the attention of several local agencies and officeholders.
Columbus City Council member Jaiza Page is leading an effort to prioritize affording housing and keeping families in their homes. Page says an allocation from the city of Columbus and from Franklin County can be a big help.
“Unfortunately, once families are evicted, they do have to go through the homeless shelter system that is the process by which they can have their rent paid once they have found new placement and that rent can be up to three months”, says page.
There are several additional workshops this summer.
The next workshop is June 13 at the J. Ashburn center at 85 Clarendon Avenue.
Others are happening on June 27 at the United Temple Church of God at 52 Reeb Avenue and on August 8 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church at 4410 refugee road in Columbus.
The workshops are free. For more information, you can call 614-259-7069 or go online at firstname.lastname@example.org