The metropolis of Columbus has obtained $2 million in federal money to make housing safer from overall health dangers in city neighborhoods.

The funds will go towards supporting projects for 155 households in all those neighborhoods as a result of additions to houses that need more space, completing harmless units, and educating occupants, house owners, contractors, and many others about healthful housing procedures.

That includes repairs to Columbus households that will support family members with youthful kids, seniors, and disabled residents to be capable to afford to continue to be in their residences.

Erin Prosser, assistant director of housing strategies for the city of Columbus

While the metropolis has a direct-protected method, “this is a application intended to broaden past far more than just direct, a extra-comprehensive appear at the property,” reported Erin Prosser, the city’s assistant director of housing approaches.

“It is really far more versatile funding than we’ve witnessed” from the U.S. Division of Housing and Urban Development, she explained.

Properties in older neighborhoods frequently comprise overall health hazards

Prosser said this is a substantially far more coordinated and holistic approach to deal with property health and fitness hazards in locations this kind of as Linden and the South Side.