Homeport Partners With National Church Residences

Residents of Homeport's Eastway Village in Whitehall

Residents of Homeport's Eastway Village in Whitehall

Senior Residents To Benefit From Enhanced Attention, Services

As part of its laser focus on meeting the needs of its residents, Homeport has partnered with National Church Residences effective March 1 to provide enhanced service coordination in its senior communities.

“Homeport is passionate about ensuring that its senior residents are healthy, financially stable and can age in place,” said Homeport President & CEO Bruce Luecke. “Our new partnership with National Church Residences exemplifies the comprehensive support we aim to provide our residents.”

The relationship between Homeport and National Church Residences begins March 1 and will support roughly 250 seniors of Homeport’s Eastway Village and Eastway Court in Whitehall, Elim Manor on the East Side of Columbus, and Fieldstone Court on the city’s South Side. Homeport’s Hamilton Crossing, 64 one and two bedroom apartments in Whitehall, will also be served by National Church Residences when that community for seniors opens in the fall.

As part of the organization’s “Home for Life” initiative, National Church Residences’ Service Coordinators will engage Homeport residents and assess their needs to live independently. Preferred providers such as nurses will come on site to complete routine health screenings.

“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,” said Alex Romstedt, Homeport’s Director of Resident Services.

“We could not be more excited to expand our mission,” said Terry Allton, National Church Residences’ Senior Vice President of Home and Community Services. “This program will allow us to serve more seniors living in their own homes in these communities.” 

Homeport is the largest locally-focused not-for-profit developer of affordable housing in Central Ohio, having served the area since 1987. It is also a leading provider of homebuyer education and budget and credit counseling. Homeport’s 5,700 residents, families and seniors, in 33 communities, have access to an array of services and funds from afterschool and summertime programming to emergency assistance for rent and utilities. Homeport partnerships also create links to food, furniture, employment assistance as well as medical and mental health. Almost half its residents are 18 or younger.

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest employer of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.