‘Big Table’ discussions, backpack giveaways and an important grant donation for homebuyer education were some of the important events that occurred at Homeport in August. Read Homeport Happenings and learn more.
“It is so rewarding to know that we were able to make such an impact in people’s lives. However, it was incredibly emotional watching the applicants who were not first in line shed tears because they had missed out.”
Watch video of M/I Homes executive Robert Schottenstein speaking to Homeport staff about the honor of representing his company — and his late father — at Homeport’s upcoming annual Voice & Vision program. “We have tried to continue the tradition and we have every intention of maintaining it.”
“I have worked on over 200 affordable housing projects that were developed, resulting in more than 7,000 homes. A lot of these are for people who have mental disabilities, extremely low-income or seniors. It is very satisfying to think about all the people who have had a good place to live as a result.”
“We are interested in helping fund the work of impactful, local non-profit organizations that are child, family, health and/or education-focused. We are excited to have Homeport as our September/October recipient of a portion of the meter money this year.”
Read up on Homeport’s turn at Easton Charities, the CCIIR Golf Tournament, the latest at Blacklick Crossing and more in Homeport Happenings.
In a special "Reveal" celebration, residents of Homeport’s Marsh Run Apartments on July 24 re-entered their community center to see and touch a remarkable upgrade in furnishings and feel courtesy Columbus-based Value City Furniture. Watch a video of the moment.
“[JPMorgan Chase] is not only devoting its financial resources to supporting our communities, but also leveraging its greatest strengths to ensure those resources make a real difference in people’s lives.”
“Coming to Homeport everyday knowing that the work I do helps to improve people’s lives is a reward unlike any other.”
June was a caring month. From grants to produce fairs, community interest in Homeport and it residents was significant. Homeport also gave back — in financial knowledge and community service. Read more in Homeport Happenings.
The improvements to the apartment complex community center will enhance children’s after-school and summertime programs and expand the center’s appeal to adult residents.
A newly created “Housing Action Fund” will provide low cost loans with “quick strike” capability to developers like Homeport to preserve and increase affordable apartments and homes in Franklin County.
Members of Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors® (CCIIR) toured Homeport communities for Realtor Care Day on June 5. They also weeded, stained and painted Homeport’s Eastway Village in Whitehall. Watch their story of care.
From “green design” home construction, to fun after school activities, and a bus tour, May was a busy month recognizing and showcasing Homeport’s commitment to its residents.
Following Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing’s annual partnership luncheon, OCCH President and CEO Emeritus Hal Keller spoke to the future relationship of OCCH and Homeport and the needs for affordable housing.
“This certainly helps in our goal of closing the housing gap to reduce the number of individuals and families paying a disproportionate amount of their income for rent.”
Success story Maggie Parks returned to Homeport to record a television testimonial about how she learned to budget, save, build credit — and become a homeowner — all in six months.
“Columbus has been fortunate to attract new business and residents, but the costs and availability of housing have significantly outpaced wage growth.”
Read Homeport Happenings to learn more about the Columbus bond issue, Homeport’s award-winning energy efficient building standards, and financial support for Homeport’s home buyer education opportunities.
Watch the video, see photos from Homeport’s second annual Senior Prom that this year carried a “Hollywood” theme. Three OSU College of Social Work students interning at Homeport were primarily responsible for planning the event.