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Franklin County, NBC 4 Partnering To Connect Residents With Rental Assistance Options

Columbus, Ohio – Franklin County is teaming up with NBC 4 and an array of community partners to help connect residents struggling with rent or facing eviction with resources and support to stay in their homes.

This Tuesday, Sept. 28, NBC 4 will dedicate its evening newscasts to answering viewer phone calls about rental assistance, eviction and much more.

This special Better Call 4 event will include staff from Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS), IMPACT Community Action and the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission to answer questions and walk callers through their rental assistance options. There will also be experts from Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and attorneys from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus on the line to help answer questions about eviction, mediation, tenant’s rights and more.

Better Call 4:  Rental Assistance & Home Eviction
Tuesday, Sept. 28
4 - 7:30 p.m.
NBC4 | NBC4i.com

The Franklin County Commissioners have long provided funding for targeted rental assistance and other housing stability supports and have allocated millions in additional federal and local funds to keep residents and families in their homes since the onset of the pandemic.

Earlier this month, the Commissioners authorized an additional $1.5 million in funding for the Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Emergency Rental Assistance program, which was launched by FCDJFS in June. The program can cover the cost of all delinquent rent and up to three months of rent in advance for eligible Franklin County families. Learn more at https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/prc.

Better Call 4 is a series led by NBC4 anchor Jennifer Bullock to tackle consumers concerns like scam alerts, residential issues, customer conflicts and any problem where Central Ohio viewers need their voice heard.  Better Call 4 is a consumer advocate series for viewers who have run out of options and are looking for help.   

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services provides timely public assistance benefits and builds community partnership through inclusion, responsiveness and innovation. Learn more at https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov and follow Franklin County JFS on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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