Home should be a sanctuary, a refuge, a safe place. EVERY family deserves a place to call home. With COVID-19, some families may not find the critical sense of safety and security that a home provides.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbus was already experiencing an affordable housing crisis. This lack of affordable housing was a major cause of homelessness in our community, which was already at its highest rate since the great recession in 2008. During this time, Franklin County Municipal Court was also handling 200 eviction cases a day. Now, with millions of Ohioans unemployed, evictions will be surging and the homeless population will grow even higher- leaving many families without essential furniture. But that’s where we come in. Adopt A Family today, and make an impact during this pandemic and beyond! Learn more or donate below.
21% of Ohio residents either missed their last rent or mortgage payment or feared not being able to make the next one
Rent has increased 6% in one year in Columbus
Unemployment has more than doubled since February in Central Ohio
70% of Ohio’s most common jobs don’t pay enough to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment
We have continued to serve families who are in need of furniture and household goods for their homes during this unprecedented time through our Furniture for Families program.
“Think about the uncertainty that is surrounding us these days – it is making us stressed and afraid because we don’t know if we’ll be okay tomorrow. Then I think of our families, for many this frightening feeling is always there.
It makes me think how lucky I am to be a volunteer at the Furniture Bank to be able to give our families the necessary comforts of home, like the dressers that have been made and painted here.”
–Barb Powell, Volunteer
Help provide 1,000 families with essential furniture
Families receive between 5 and 20 pieces of furniture
Furniture provides safety, security and stability during uncertain times
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