Homeport is proud to honor The Kelley Family as its 2017 Voice & Vision Award recipient. It was the Kelley Family’s vision and commitment to “living with purpose” that sparked the formation of Columbus Housing Partnership, now Homeport, in 1987.
Homeport staff and board are honored to be named one of the 2017 Nonprofits to Watch by The Columbus Foundation, recognizing innovative central Ohio organizations poised for an exceptional year of growth and progress.
Click on Homeport Happenings to read about the organization's continuing commitment to health for its residents, as well as an upcoming public hearing on affordable housing that will be held at Elim Manor.
Read Michael Kelley's perspective on why his family has provided three generations of leadership to Homeport. The Kelleys will be honored on Oct. 19 by Homeport with a Voice & Vision Award for their efforts to improve the lives of Central Ohio residents through affordable, quality housing.
"I enjoy the thought of Homeport staff working together every day to help our future community leaders in a time of need. I appreciate our programs and so do our residents, especially when they come back saying they are ready to buy a home!"
Columbus City Council honored Elim Manor resident Mary Warren, becoming the first resident in the history of Homeport to receive such an accolade. "She is the kind of neighbor I think we would all like to have.”
Homeport has begun construction of 33 affordable single family homes in the Milo-Grogan area north of downtown and east of Interstate 71. The homes are on lots purchased from Columbus and Franklin County land banks. Four to six homes are expected to be built by the start of 2018.
The summer of 2017 has created a lifetime of experiences and excursions for children of Homeport's George's Creek community in Canal Winchester. Watch the video to follow their adventure to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
July was a busy month month for Homeport. We were interviewed for a popular public television documentary series, benefitted from a golfing outing supporting the organization. and participated in a critical forum for Central Ohio non-profits. Read about it in Homeport Happenings.
From Milo-Grogan north of Downtown Columbus, to the East Side suburbs of Whitehall and Reynoldsburg, Homeport is busy building or is preparing to construct much needed affordable homes for seniors and families.