More Home Building, Resident Services, Employee Training In 2018
If you recently drove down St. Clair near Fifth in Milo Grogan you would have heard whirring drills and pounding hammers echoing off future homes. Further east in Whitehall, trucks and cars could be heard delivering personal items for seniors moving into a new three-story apartment building.
In both instances, the “noise” from 33 homes in Milo and 64 apartments at our newly opened Hamilton Crossing in Whitehall was music to our ears. And it is our goal to be even louder in 2018.
April 26, 2017
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May 1, 2017
Victorian Heritage Dedication
May 17, 2017
The Big Table
May 17, 2017
June 2017 (all month)
What: TIPS for a CAUSE at NURTUR Aveda Salon benefitting Homeport
Where: UA, Grandview, & Brewery District locations
June 21, 2017
What: Rusty Bucket Dine 'n Donate
Where: Easton Town Center
July 30, 2017
What: 2017 Homeport Young Professionals Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament - Register today!
Where: Woodland's Backyard
October 10, 2017
Big Give 2017
The Columbus Foundation
October 19, 2017
What: Homeport's Voice & Vision
30th Anniversary Celebration
Where: St Charles Preparatory School
Photos & Videos
November 29, 2017
What: Milo-Grogan Revitalization Kick-off
Where: Milo-Grogan Neighborhood
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.
Closing the gap in the affordable housing shortfall remains our No. 1 strategic objective. The year 2018 should bring construction of 30 apartments in Reynoldsburg and nine houses in American Addition where the city of Columbus has invested millions in infrastructure. There are also plans in the works for two other non-tax credit funded developments. We have been active talking to developers to do things together.
Besides construction, we intend on doubling down on services we provide our more than 5,700 residents in now 33 communities throughout Central Ohio.
Resident services enhance the chances of family, financial and community stability. It leads to jobs, better health and improved economic conditions as well as financial education. It is an area that separates us from other home providers.
In 2018, we expect to add Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus afterschool programming at our Georges Creek community, offer discounted YMCA family memberships, and survey the health needs of our residents with support from Ohio State’s colleges of public health and social work.
Residents who attended a NeighborWorks national community leadership institute conference in 2017 will be leading efforts in 2018 to bring residents together from their Duxberry Landing and Marsh Run communities.
To enhance the likelihood of success in building homes and resident services, we must be a high-performing, financially strong organization. That means investing in functional training and leadership skills of our employees. Bottom line: we want to be a great place to work and unlike many non-profits, we have the means to make it happen.
Join us in the mission of creating affordable and workforce housing. At the end of day, we are staying on focus. What we are doing is turning up the volume.
Support Homeport by hitting the links!
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Cumberland Trail Golf Club
Registration @ 10:30AM • Tee Off @ 11:00AM
Read about our first State Auto-sponsored bus tour of 2018, a sale of a Greater Linden Home, and educational opportunities provided by Homeport staff.
"Since Columbus is expected to continue its population growth, now – rather than later – is the time to find solutions."
Homeport's largest affordable community with 184 townhomes and garden-style apartments is Marsh Run. Built in 2000, it is experiencing a physical renaissance thanks to a special low-interest loan from The Columbus Foundation, an original Homeport partner since 1987.
“I hope that the Senior Prom gives our residents a chance to connect with one another. As people age, they are more likely to isolate themselves, for a number of reasons."
"I am thankful and blessed to work with a tremendously capable and resourceful group of people. I am thrilled to work in an organization that focuses on families and nurturing children."
State Auto extends bus tour funding commitment; Still opportunities to participate in YWCA event recognizing Homeport's Maude Hill.
WOSU Public Media takes a look at reclaiming old buildings, communities and ideas in Columbus. Discover the neighbors who revitalized one of Central Ohio's first African-American communities, local homes built from Sears kits, an Ohio group of young preservationists and a historic home that now serves families who are in Columbus for cancer treatments.
“Rev. Edgar’s decades of work in our community represents the pure essence of what we as an organization celebrate."
"OCCH and Homeport work closely together in so many ways. We raise capital for Homeport’s rental housing projects, manage some of the properties through Community Properties of Ohio Management Services (CPO), make predevelopment and acquisition loans, and provide grants for Homeport’s supportive services."
"I can only hope that I’ve given-back as much or more than what I received from the organization, partners, and community."
“The office space is great, and the location continues to suit our market base and our employees that live near the area.”
Read about American Addition, awards, signage and more in this month's Homeport Happenings.
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 apartments, off Livingston Avenue in Reynoldsburg, will have an income cap of 60 percent of Metropolitan Statistical Area income of $74,500 for Central Ohio.
There is nothing wrong or illegal about seeking your tax return money as quickly as possible. The question you need to ask yourself is whether the terms are worth it.
“We are helping to stabilize businesses and beautify the commercial corridors in Milo-Grogan.”
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 entire Homeport family was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Marie Moreland, revered community organizer at The American Addition.
One of the highlights of 2017 was Homeport's groundbreaking event celebrating the revitalization initiative for the Milo-Grogan community. Thank you to CTV for the coverage.
“We tell them, ‘we’ll be there to help you but it is up to you to cross that finish line. We’ll give you the tools (counseling, courses), but it is up to you to do the work.'”
'Winter Wonderland,' 'Ugly' donations and Zoo time for seniors. All in Homeport Happenings.
"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."
Listen in to WTTE FOX 28 Good Day Marketplace as Homeport's Layden Hale and Isabel Giles talk about budgeting and saving and other financial counseling services. They were interviewed by Cameron Fontana, EMMY Award-winning feature and entertainment reporter.
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.
"A decrease in the corporate tax rate makes the LIHTC less valuable to investors. Lower credit prices equal less funding/equity for our developments."