Homeport Happenings: December 2018

‘Blacklick Crossing’ Clearing Begins

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  Construction across from the Livingston Avenue entrance to Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

Construction across from the Livingston Avenue entrance to Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

As Thanksgiving approached, construction workers were clearing a path to and carving up the land for Homeport’s future Blacklick Crossing community in Reynoldsburg.

The 30, one, two and three bedroom apartments, on 2.75 acres, will be near Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Reynoldsburg High School, COTA bus lines, jobs and a YMCA.

The apartments are expected to be available in late 2019 and are part of Homeport’s commitment to closing the gap on affordable housing. To learn more about leasing opportunities at Blacklick Crossing, contact Wallick Communities at 614 437-2523.


Housing And Turkeys

  Piggy banks in the shape of a house were handed out by Homeport’s ShaVaughn Blunt, right.

Piggy banks in the shape of a house were handed out by Homeport’s ShaVaughn Blunt, right.

Homeport gobbled up an opportunity to participate in the ThanksGiving Back event on Nov. 18 at Driving Park Community Center sponsored by Radio One Columbus (Joy 107.1,  Magic Columbus, WCKX Power 107.5/106.3).

  Joy 107.1 on-air personality “City” greets resident receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from the station.

Joy 107.1 on-air personality “City” greets resident receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from the station.

Large turkeys were given to residents who visited all of the vendor participant booths and tables.

Representing Homeport was Housing Advisory Services Program Assistant ShaVaughn Blunt who provided information on Homeport family, senior and lease-option communities and housing-related classes.

Individuals at the event also got a free Homeport piggy-bank, shaped like a house, just in case they want to start saving for a future home.


Making Sense (And Cents) at Holidays

Homeport Senior Counseling Advisor Layden Hale was interviewed Thanksgiving Week on local TV stations Bounce 23 and Telemundo Columbus on the importance of saving and budgeting, not only for the holidays but year-round.

Hale’s tips included the important issue of creating a budget, and to consider using cash instead of credit cards so as better “feel the pain” when out buying gifts.

Budgeting is also important in helping set aside money that can be useful in purchasing a home, Hale said. To read his most recent column on this important topic, click here.