Jotika Shetty, executive director of the Richland County Regional Planning Commission, introduces Michael Webb, the project director for the first-ever countywide housing study.

MANSFIELD -- The first Richland County housing study shows a need for almost 6,000 more homes -- for sale and for rent -- within the next decade.

Chuck Hahn, Cleveland Financial Group, invests in this independent reporting through a Newsroom Partnership.

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