About 80 people gathered outside the Columbus Convention Center demanding investment in houselessness Wednesday. Credit: Jessica Orozco | Asst. Campus Editor

Amira Khoury, a fourth-year in world politics, has experienced a great deal of financial instability throughout her life. 

At 17 years old, she said her family had to leave their home, forget all of their belongings and move into a hotel. Now, as a college student, she said she takes that experience with her and can see how Columbus, especially after the pandemic, is not supporting its houseless community. 

She joined around 80 protesters outside the Greater Columbus Convention Center Wednesday to stand in solidarity with those who have experienced houselessness, urging the city to work on its housing crisis. 

Since March 15, 2020, over 15,000 evictions have been filed in Columbus, according to Eviction Lab, a nationwide eviction database. 

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