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Columbus, OH list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.


Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Columbus, OH below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Columbus is in Franklin County, OH. Search listings by Franklin County.



ADAMH Supportive Housing
Columbus, OH 43215
614-487-6700
affordable rental housing linked to support services and rent subsidies for people with disabilities and other specials needs such as homelessness.
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YWCA Family Shelter Columbus - Family Center
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 253-7970
Emergency family shelter and services.
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The Open Shelter Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-222-2885
Day shelter, drop in center
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Alvis House - Halfway House Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-252-8402
Halfway House
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Community Housing Network - Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-487-6700
Supportive Housing
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Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Columbus
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 421-6000
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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New Beginning Transition Housing For Women Columbus
Columbus, OH 43209

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Friends Of The Homeless Columbus
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 360-0251
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization, shelter
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Faith Housing Columbus
Columbus, OH 43205
614-228-5200
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation Columbus
Columbus, OH 43221

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Coalition On Homeless And Housing In Ohio Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)280-1984
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Columbus Housing Partnership Inc Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)221-8889
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Creative Living Housing Corp. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43201
(614)421-1226
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Lutheran Social Services Of Central Ohio Lansing Housing, Inc. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-5209
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Ohio Cdc Assn. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-461-1011
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Friends Of The Homeless Inc Columbus Shelter and Supportive Housing
Columbus, OH 43205
(614)253-2770
Shelter For Men, Shelter For Women, Permanent Supportive Housing
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Ohio Association Of Second Harvest Foodbanks Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Caa Community Assistance Foundation Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Shelter Board Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)221-9195
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Ohio Preservation Alliance Columbus
Columbus, OH 43202

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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United Cerebral Palsy Association Of Ohio, Inc. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43214
(614)267-5071
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Development Collaborative Of Greater Columbus Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
(614)228-8059
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Creative Living, Inc. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43201
(614)421-1226
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Greater Columbus Convention And Visitors Bureau Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Gladden Community House Columbus
Columbus, OH 43223
(614)227-1600
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Economic And Community Devlopment Institute, Inc. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Buckeye Region Anti-violence Organization Columbus
Columbus, OH 43202

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Gyap At Briarwood Inc Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
888-688-9964
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Senior Homesharing, Inc. Columbus
Columbus, OH 43221

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Holy Tabernacle Of Deliverance Cdc Inc Columbus
Columbus, OH 43211

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Columbus Urban League Columbus
Columbus, OH 43203
(212)558-5300
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Home 4 Missionaries Columbus
Columbus, OH 43202

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Soul Foundation Columbus
Columbus, OH 43232

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Planting The Seed Of Love Columbus
Columbus, OH 43201
(614)299-6142
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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National Youth Advocate Progran Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
888-688-9964
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Nht I Inc Columbus
Columbus, OH 43220
614-451-9929
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Consumer Credit Counseling Services Of The Midwest Columbus
Columbus, OH 43213
800-355-2227
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Consumer Credit Counseling Services Of The Midwest Columbus
Columbus, OH 43228
800-355-2227
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Columbus Housing Partnership, Inc Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-8889-12
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Columbus Urban League Columbus
Columbus, OH 43203
614-257-6300-30
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Homes On The Hill Columbus
Columbus, OH 43228
614-275-4663
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Mid-ohio Regional Planning Commission Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-233-4176
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Nid-hca Isabel Columbus
Columbus, OH 43219
614-934-1237
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Ohio Housing Finance Agency Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
614-387-1662
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Ohio State University Extension Columbus
Columbus, OH
614-292-4226
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Rosemont Center - Crisis Care I (for Girls Ages 12 To 19)
Columbus, OH 43211
614-416-8740

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Rosemont Center - Crisis Care Ii (for Ages 6 To 12)
Columbus, OH 43211
614-416-8794

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Rosemont Center - Pathways (for Ages 6 To 18)
Columbus, OH 43211
614-416-8794

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Rosemont Center - R.o.a.d.s. (for Boys Ages 6 To 12)
Columbus, OH 43211
614-416-8794

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The Open Shelter (for Men)
Columbus, OH 43215
614-222-2885
24-hour emergency walk-in shelter
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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.