Columbus Boosts Eviction Protections For Renters

The updated law, which was approved earlier this month, takes effect in January.

News Story (Ohio)

Associated Press (AP)
January 7, 2019

Tags: Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


Franklin County leads the state¬†with over 18,000 eviction cases filed annually. The city’s high rental demand and gaps in affordable housing benefit landlords, according to Legal Aid Society of Columbus attorney Melissa Benson.

Tinnisha Wilkerson is one of city’s residents involved in legal dispute with a landlord. Wilkerson claims her lease was terminated after she filed a complaint about poor conditions in her rental home.

“Why is it so hard for a landlord to give us a decent place to live?” Wilkerson questioned.