COMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST

Columbus City Attorney’s Office, Zone Initiative

375 South High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-645-8619

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  • Code Enforcement      (to find out info related to Code violation notice)      614-645-3111
  • Housing Division      (to get info on rehab grants and low-interest loans)    614-645-8526
  • City Land Bank        (to propose a transfer of your property to City)            614-645-5263
  • Building and Zoning   (to obtain a permit; licensed contractor list)    614-645-7433
  • Franklin County Treasurer     (to discuss delinquent property taxes & options)        614-525-3431
  • Franklin County Auditor   (for senior citizen, owner-occupied & disabled veteran tax reduction; rental property registration)      614-525-3240
  • Environmental Court   (for court case info)    614-645-1669             (to obtain additional info on resources)      614-645-8742
  • Columbus City Attorney   (to find out who is the Zone attorney in your area or if you have a court case, to speak with the prosecutor)     614-645-7385

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • Columbus Bar Association      (lawyer referral)        877-560-1014
  • Legal Aid Society    (legal assistance for low-income residents)    888-246-4418
  • Pro Seniors, Inc.      (legal hotline for Ohioans age 60 and over)   800-488-6070
  • Grassbaugh Vets Project      (legal assistance for Veterans)    614-292-0290
  • Capital University Legal Clinic (will preparation, power of attorney, living wills; cases accepted in August and December)    614-236-6245

HOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE

  • RTCO Tool Library     (free tool rental for homeowners; minor home repairs for senior citizens & individuals with disabilities)   614-258-6392
  • Habitat for Humanity     (home repairs for owner-occupied properties, must be up-to-date on property taxes and mortgage; special program for Veterans)     614-484-1966
  • Habitat’s ReStore     (discounted rehab materials)     614-737-8673
  • Emergency Repair Program    (emergency help for heat, plumbing, electrical)     614-645-8526
  • Lifecare Alliance     (for owners who are 60+, or 55+ and disabled, and in need or safety & health-related home repairs, must be current on property  taxes and mortgage)   614-278-3130
  • Office on Aging     (for senior citizens, one-time property tax assistance, in-home care & minor home repairs)     614-525-6200
  • Homeport     (free classes on home repair, money management & home-buying)     614-221-8889

EMERGENCY HOUSING

  • Hands On Central Ohio    (for assistance with emergency shelter)     888-474-3587
  • CMHA        (for assistance with Public Housing & Housing Choice Voucher Program “Section 8”)   614-421-6000
  • PRC (ODJFS)    (short-term housing for employed adults with kids)     614-233-2000
  • Impact Community Action      (emergency rent & energy bill assistance)   614-252-2799
  • Columbus Urban League     (for assistance with locating affordable housing, foreclosure prevention & landlord-tenant issues)        614-257-6300            
  • Veterans Service Commission (for Veterans in need of emergency mortgage, rent and utilities assistance)     614-525-2500
  • Military Veterans Resource Center (for Veterans in need of assistance with payment of rent or utilities; also provide employment services)    614-230-0662                         
  • Veterans & Families FIRST     (for Veterans in need housing or rent assistance)        614-629-9960
  • Salvation Army     (emergency rent assistance when available)                614-221-6561
  • COMPASS     (offers $100 for rent in a 12 month period, eviction notice required)        614-463-9612

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AND JOB TRAINING

  • Unemployment Compensation Benefits     877-644-6562
  • Office of Workforce Development (ODJFS)      888-296-7541
  • Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation        614-559-5052
  • Economic & Community Development Institute    (free classes on how to start a business)      614-559-0115

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Office of Family Stability (ODJFS)     877-852-0010
  • HandsOn Central Ohio Foodline     614-341-2282

MEDIATION

  • Columbus City Attorney’s Office     614-645-5807
  • Community Mediation Services     614-228-7191

IMMIGRATION SERVICES/ENGLISH CLASSES

  • Community Refugee & Immigration Services     614-235-5747

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