Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, state Rep. Hearcel Craig and Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard were among the many dignitaries who spoke on July 27 at the Hamilton Crossing ribbon cutting. See photos from the program here.
In 1987, Columbus REALTORS®, led by past Presidents Bob Weiler, Don Kelley and Max Holzer, joined officials from Franklin County, the city of Columbus and private companies to create the Columbus Neighborhood Partnership, later known as the Columbus Housing Partnership, and today as Homeport.
Homeport’s commitment to fun, personal growth and mind-stretching activities for its resident children was in full force this summer. Field trips included COSI, Columbus Zoo, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
“I am proud to work for an organization that has such a positive impact on so many lives.I am particularly impressed by the financial and homebuyer education we provide our residents and the community at large.”
“Homeport will be looking for ways to provide housing for those making up to 100 percent of the area’s median income. This will require creative new sources of investment capital and, at times, partnerships.”
“I have been so impressed by the dedication and knowledge of everyone I work with at Homeport. The work that is done here makes such a difference not only for our residents, but also for all of the Central Ohio community.”
June is National Homeownership Month and the Central Ohio home buying market is sizzling — the fourth hottest in the country. Listen to the Good Day Marketplace (Fox 28) interview of Homeport Housing Advisor Kerrick Jackson on how his classes are making a difference for would be home buyers.
Homeport participated in the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) annual Partnership Celebration program on May 17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Participants watched a special OCCH video that spoke to the importance of affordable housing in Ohio.
Homeport is building 33 new homes in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood but is also providing grants to small businesses in need of repairs in the once-thriving working class community. One of them is family-run Graves Cleaners located on Cleveland Avenue since 1986.