“They are foundational, a bedrock to successfully connecting our residents to many resources.”
The Kelley family nourishes seeds of generosity through multiple generations, with an impact that spans Columbus.
With a passion for helping those less fortunate, and a large extended family involved in giving back, the Kelley’s exemplify the Voice & Vision Award through shaping Central Ohio so that income is not a barrier to having a home. It was the vision of the Kelley Family and their commitment to living with purpose that founded Columbus Housing Partnership, now Homeport, 30 years ago, so that all people would have access to security, opportunity, and dignity.
Don Kelley is a founding member of Homeport, Tim Kelley served as chairman of the board of directors, and Michael Kelley serves on the board of directors and is a founding active member of Homeport’s Young Professional Group. Each of them works for Donald W. Kelley & Associates Inc., a real estate development and appraisal firm.
The Kelley Family is a staple in Central Ohio. They are active participants in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade (which includes Michael playing the bagpipes), yet take an understated approach to their philanthropic leadership—preferring private endeavors and quiet yet effective action. The impact of their generosity has been felt by many of Columbus residents and in various Columbus neighborhoods, from the south end to Linden. Cindy Kelley, a former local high school teacher, currently volunteers her time teaching in Columbus public schools, tutoring immigrants pursuing citizenship, and as a board member of the Dominican Learning Center. Nancy started many local faith based social service initiatives and takes a “boots on the ground” approach that has allowed her to touch families in need in ways that go beyond monetary assistance. Through the examples of Don, Nancy, Tim, Cindy, and Michael, the Kelley family nourishes seeds of generosity through multiple generations.
Homeport is proud to honor this cherished Central Ohio family who inspires leaders to be the Voice & Vision to those in need.
Celebrate the Kelley Family with us on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00pm at St. Charles Preparatory School, Walter Commons Venue. Registration Coming Soon!
"I love my coworkers, their passion and perseverance for our clients. I enjoy the many different classes and seminars we offer. I like that we are in the forefront of the affordable housing challenge affecting our region."
Join us on June 30th in some friendly competition and support a great organization at the Homeport Young Professionals Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament! Proceeds from the Volleyball Tournament benefit local Urban Neighborhood Revitalization projects.
JOIN MAYOR ANDREW J. GINTHER AND HOMEPORT
To dedicate and celebrate
our newly renovated apartment homes
at Victorian Heritage
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
1:30PM - 3:00PM
LOCATION: Weinland Park Area
1379 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
The brief ceremony begins at 1:30PM with a ribbon-cutting
and follows with light snacks and drinks.
Thanks to our partners
“Help is more than dropping off food. It will now become what is the root of the need for such a delivery.”
Homeport has been busy with construction and home sales this winter and spring. Read Homeport Happenings to learn more about opportunities to buy or rent.
"Homeport has set itself on a strategic path we believe will help us be a leader in addressing the 54,000-resident affordable housing shortfall expected over the next decade in Central Ohio."
"I’m just as interested in correcting the systems and industries that have an invisible but outsized role in our community’s wellbeing as I am in providing one-on-one support to clients and residents navigating their path to personal success."
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is expected to move into the first floor of Homeport’s building on Agler Road by the end of April. It will be leasing approximately 4,000 square feet to provide homeless prevention services, case management, financial and educational support for veterans.
Two key promotions have been announced to help Homeport meet its Top 5 priorities in 2017. Craig Murphy is now Homeport’s Chief Strategy Officer, and Leah Evans is Vice President of Neighborhood Strategies.
"This is mine. It’s a big dream. I’m just a little old country girl from Louisville, Ky., who never thought she would be a homeowner.”
“National Church Residences has distinguished itself not only in providing first-rate services but is known for providing the kind of critical outcome data we need to make sure we are meeting our goals of opportunity, security and dignity for our residents -- particularly our seniors.”
“Quality, affordable housing is terribly needed for working families who in some cases are paying 50 percent of their income to rent. Adding 40 units of affordable housing in Columbus is huge.”
"Homeport’s programs, with their focus on making affordable housing readily available, and ensuring that once it is available that it remains sustainable, are exciting and innovative."
Join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM to hear Bruce Luecke provide insights into positioning yourself to be a President & CEO. This is a free event, RSVP requested.
"Some people are content with waking up going to work just to receive a paycheck. Coming here each day reminds me of how awesome a responsibility we have to provide one the most important aspects in life to a family, a home."
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at NorthStar Golf Club
Registration @ 10:15AM • Tee Off @ 11:00AM