Homeport Happenings: August 2019

Homeport participates in Linden Community Expo

Homeport Project Manager Roy Lowenstein explains Homeport’s proposed Kenlawn Place development for North Linden.

Homeport Project Manager Roy Lowenstein explains Homeport’s proposed Kenlawn Place development for North Linden.

Homeport employees participated in the recently held Linden Community Festival & Expo, offering up information about the organization and running and walking in a 5K event.

The Expo program of faith, fitness and fellowship was held at Maloney Park and celebrated New Salem Baptist Church’s 110th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of St. Stephens Community House. It included the Linden Classic basketball tournament, music, food, a "Smart" car show, a Resource Expo, games, and a "Kid Zone" station.

Homeport employees worked at a table, offering up information about its financial fitness and home buyer education courses and personal instruction. It also was an opportunity to explain and display an illustration of the future 50-unit Kenlawn Place development Homeport is planning to build in North Linden off of Cleveland Avenue.


Flower Donations Reach 13th Year

Hamilton Crossing flower beds refreshed with pansies from AmericanHort’s Cultivate 19 convention.

Hamilton Crossing flower beds refreshed with pansies from AmericanHort’s Cultivate 19 convention.

Eastway Village cottage resident Brenda Bailey receives a geranium from Wallick community manager Michelle Roberts.

Eastway Village cottage resident Brenda Bailey receives a geranium from Wallick community manager Michelle Roberts.

For the 13th year in a row residents of Homeport communities have benefited from flowers and plants donated from the national horticulture trade show held in Downtown Columbus.

Hundreds of exhibitors from 50 states participated in AmericanHort’s Cultivate 19 convention July 13-16 .

By July 17, residents of Homeport's communities possessed colorful leftovers.

Homeport property manager Wallick Communities picked up the flowers and plants at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and primarily used them to refresh flower beds and dress up residents' homes.

Cultivate is the largest all-industry trade show and conference for the horticulture industry.

It is the industry event that brings the entire professional horticulture community together.


‘Blacklick Crossing’ Rising

Construction of Blacklick Crossing in Reynoldsburg is coming along, with completion of the 30-unit Homeport development expected the beginning of 2020. Some residents could begin moving in as early as November.

Construction of Blacklick Crossing in Reynoldsburg is coming along, with completion of the 30-unit Homeport development expected the beginning of 2020. Some residents could begin moving in as early as November.


Rotarians Learn About Affordable Housing Needs


Georges Creek Resource Fair A Hit

Columbus State Community College provided a self defense demonstration as part of a Community Resource Fair at Homeport’s Georges Creek community on July 24. Scores of residents met with multiple vendors ranging from health care to resume writing.

Columbus State Community College provided a self defense demonstration as part of a Community Resource Fair at Homeport’s Georges Creek community on July 24. Scores of residents met with multiple vendors ranging from health care to resume writing.


Fore!

Twenty foursomes participated on July 25 in CCIIR’s annual scramble golf tournament that raises funds for Homeport. The tournament was held at the NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. The winning team of Michael McWalters, Shawn Stiles, Casey Stiles, and Pete Stevens shot a score of 56. Homeport entered a team, above, left to right of Justin Metzler, Don Butler, Ryan Manton and Bruce Luecke.

Twenty foursomes participated on July 25 in CCIIR’s annual scramble golf tournament that raises funds for Homeport. The tournament was held at the NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. The winning team of Michael McWalters, Shawn Stiles, Casey Stiles, and Pete Stevens shot a score of 56. Homeport entered a team, above, left to right of Justin Metzler, Don Butler, Ryan Manton and Bruce Luecke.


Easton Charities Almost Here For Homeport

Since its debut 20 years ago, the Easton Community Foundation and its Change for Charities program has provided approximately $7 million in financial support to hundreds of organizations that strengthen the central Ohio community through services and programming in the areas of education, health and social services.

Now its almost Homeport’s term to benefit.

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For September and October, Homeport will receive proceeds from parking meters and parking tickets at Easton Town Center.

In addition to funding from the Easton Community Foundation, Change for Charity recipients receive signage that tell each organization’s mission, an on-site location to make donations, and an opportunity to use the Easton Community Booth.