NeighborWorks America exists today because 40 years ago, a coalition of residents, government officials, bankers and community members envisioned better, more affordable homes in the places where people need them the most.
The mammogram truck is part of OhioHealth's initiative to bring health services to communities traditionally underserved. African-American women in Central Ohio are dying from breast cancer at a 33 percent higher rate than their white counterparts.
"For nine years I have worked with individuals who are passionate about moving the needle on the need for more affordable housing in Central Ohio. It is a growing crisis we are dedicated to impacting."
"Columbus and Central Ohio continues to grow, and with it a demand for both affordable and workforce housing. It will be done by ourselves and with partners, both with or without Low Income Housing Tax Credits, the longtime funding workhorse of our industry."
The new relationship with Dress for Success is part of Homeport's strategic goal of being laser focused on the stability and success of the 5,700 residents living in Homeport communities. To read and learn more about Homeport resident services, click here.
"I was attracted to Homeport's overall reputation, its commitment to Central Ohio. Not only does it develop and construct rental housing and for-sale affordable single-family homes, it has transformed neglected Columbus neighborhoods."
Homeport, with a consortium of financial partners, government, community organizations and Milo-Grogan residents – has begun the process of returning the community to better days, having begun construction of 33 new homes in the community north of Downtown.
The new apartment building is attractive for a variety of reasons. The building is near a community center and park. It is a half block from COTA buses on Hamilton Road. Inside, each brightly lit floor has rooms that will allow residents to relax or interact, from reading to playing cards.