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.
“Homeport is a big family of smart and kind people who make work fun, even when it is difficult.”
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.
“Savings plan start-ups vary. For some, it might start with a surge of cash, like an inheritance or a refund from income tax filings. For most folks, savings comes at a grinding, consistent pace.”
Watch and listen to the CU Live interview of Homeport Real Estate Development Vice President Leah Evans on the importance of affordable housing and what the organization is doing to address it.
“I am eager to help Homeport continue its mission and expand its development activity. The availability of quality housing for everyone is a cornerstone of a true community.”
Placing workers close to their jobs, meeting the growing population of seniors, redevelopment of older neighborhoods and helping suburban communities address affordable housing shortfalls is keeping Homeport busy.
Read Homeport Happenings to learn how the Strengthening Communities Bus Tour keeps rolling, that the ‘Senior Prom’ for Homeport’s senior citizens has returned, and that one of Homeport’s executives was a panel member in a highly-attended Columbus Metropolitan Club discussion on affordable housing.
Watch video to hear how land clearing is underway and construction will soon begin on Homeport’s 28-unit, three-story apartment building in Grove City being built in partnership with Spire Development.
Income tax refunds have the potential to build a nest egg for future achievements, like buying a home. Call Homeport to overcome roadblocks and create such a plan.
“I am . . . excited about the opportunity and choice I made to be a part of such a great cause, as well as meeting and working with such talented and passionate staff.”