New grant aims to transform abandoned homes in Columbus


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Today the Columbus City Council announced the Learning Skills to Lift Neighborhoods grant program which will award $130,000 to not-for-profit organizations in the hopes of transforming abandoned houses into lovely homes.

Council member Jaiza Page, chair of the Housing Committee, joined by Director Steve Schoeny, announced the return of the program – this being its second installment. The first grant was awarded in 2016.

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Franklinton Rising is a 501c3 nonprofit that teaches life skills, job skills, and belief systems to at-risk youth living in the Franklinton area of Columbus, OH (the oldest and poorest neighborhood in Central Ohio) and other nearby inner-city neighborhoods.

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Franklinton Rising

4653 Trueman Blvd #100,
Hilliard, OH 43026, USA

Phone: (614) 581-4125

Email: theffner@franklintonrising.org

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