COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus City Council approved three ordinances Monday it says will encourage more affordable housing in the city.

The Housing For All legislative package approved by council contains the following ordinances:

  • Ordinance 0494-2021: Prohibits housing discrimination based on source of income
  • Ordinance 0495-2021: Provides multiple options to pay security deposits
  • Ordinance 0496-2021: Mandates landlords provide receipts to document proof of payment

Councilmember Shayla Favor, chairperson of the council’s Housing Committee, sponsored the ordinances.