Organization to have ‘town hall’ on housing situation

A local activist group is hosting a community meeting to discuss the housing shortage.

The Bartholomew County chapter of Hoosier Action will hold a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at First Presbyterian Church.

“Safe, affordable housing is becoming more and more out of reach for too many of us in Columbus,” the group stated in its meeting notice. “We must come together now to make certain that the future of our town is a place where all families, no exceptions, can find and keep a safe roof over our head. We’re coming together to share our stories with our neighbors and our local elected officials.”

Hoosier Action is a community organization based in southern Indiana with members across the state. It mission is to ensure that Hoosiers of all ethnicities are “are able to shape the decisions which affect our lives.”

Columbus resident Jennifer Wells encouraged community members to attend the town hall and participate in addressing the housing crisis.

“I want Columbus to be a place where all families, no matter your background or where you’re from, have a safe, quality place to call home,” she wrote. “No exceptions. But it’s going to take all of us coming together as a community to make our collective voices heard and demand for better.”