Homeport Receives IMPACT 2014 Ripple of Hope Award

April 15, 2014                                                                       


CONTACT: Tonya Young, Homeport, 614-545-4884, tonya.young@homeportohio.org

Homeport Receives IMPACT 2014 Ripple of Hope Award

Columbus, OH – On Friday, April 11, 2014, IMPACT Community Action, a Columbus based nonprofit whose mission is “to reduce poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency,” announced the 2014 Ripple of Hope Award winners.  Homeport is the non-profit sector award recipient and will be recognized during the 3rd Annual Ripple of Hope Awards Luncheon on May 29, 2014 at The Boat House at Confluence Park.

The Ripple of Hope Award was established by IMPACT Community Action in 2012 to acknowledge the exemplary achievements of individuals and/or organizations representing the public, private/non-profit and community sectors.  Homeport is receiving this award in recognition of its outstanding service to the community.

“We are honored to be a drop in the Ripple Effect in our community that recognizes our work to provide central Ohioans a range of housing choices that meets their needs, helps sustain healthy neighborhoods, and raises the quality of life for all citizens.  Having a place to call home is essential to the well-being of every resident of Columbus.  Decent, safe, affordable housing that is healthy and energy-efficient is critical to positive social, economic, educational, and health outcomes for all residents,” said Homeport President/ CEO Amy Klaben.

For the past 26+ years, Homeport has focused its efforts on stabilizing communities and making housing more affordable in Central Ohio.  Homeport provides homes and related services to nearly 15,000 people annually.  In addition to providing families a place to call home, their Community Life Programs and Housing Advisory Center address the underlying social and economic needs facing individuals and families within our neighborhoods.  

Homeport is a private non-profit organization whose mission it is to create and preserve healthy, stable and affordable communities, one neighborhood, one person at a time by:

  • Developing quality and energy efficient homes
  • Providing consistent and transformative education and services to address each resident’s unique barriers to, and opportunities for, success
  • Involving and empowering residents
  • Focusing on community revitalization
  • Creating strong and fruitful collaborations

For more information, please visit: www.homeportohio.org.

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