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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Robin Ross, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-2392

This week, the commissioners approved a $342,302 grant to IMPACT Community Action to begin a Family Housing Stability Navigator pilot program to serve youth in foster care, families facing chronic housing insecurity, parents and guardians dealing with substance abuse, and teens and young adult parents who are financially unstable.  The program is a partnership among IMPACT, Columbus City Schools, Columbus State Community College, and the county, and will offer trainings, life skill development, financial management education, career coaching, and more to enable the young people and their families to hone the tools and skills necessary to support long-term housing and financial stability. 
IMPACT is a community advocacy and service agency that provides housing stability and crisis assistance, job training, rental and utility assistance, and more.  The grant is being made with funds available from the American Rescue Plan.  You can read the full text of the resolution here and learn more about how the commissioners are using the American Rescue Plan to help our community recover from the pandemic at