Shannon Hardin
Council President | Columbus, OH

Ohio City Council President Shannon Hardin Allocated $2 Million to Help College Students Secure Housing

Idea Category: Education, Housing

Columbus, Ohio City Council President Shannon Hardin and fellow city councilmembers allocated $2 million to extend the Success Bridge Housing Stabilization program, which coordinates with community partners to help college students secure housing. The program started as a pilot in 2020 and provided emergency financial assistance and longer-term housing solutions to nearly 100 students. Success Bridge closed earlier this year, but Hardin worked to authorize $1.6 million from the city to pair with $400,000 from the city’s federal Emergency Rental Assistance programs. "Students more often fall behind on rent rather than tuition," Hardin said. "This is a proven way to keep people in school."

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