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McNaughten Meadows Community Input Meeting

Homeport is proposing the new construction of 55 apartments for seniors, to be constructed on a 3.56 acre parcel on the East side of McNaughten Road, across from the intersection of McNaughten and Yorkland Roads. We are looking for your input!

Join us Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30PM at Columbus Metropolitan Library- Reynoldsburg Branch. The library is located at 1402 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. If you cannot attend, please visit mcnaughtenmeadows.blogspot.com to get information and leave feedback. 

Victorian Heritage Community Input Meeting

Homeport proposes the complete rehabilitation of 59 Section-8 rental units located in three clusters of historically-significant apartment buildings in North-Central Columbus.  Homeport’s acquisition of the properties will preserve affordability for current and prospective tenants.

Homeport plans an extensive renovation that will significantly improve quality of life for residents, while maintaining high management standards and the provision of additional resident services. Renovations will maintain the historic character of the older buildings in this portfolio, while enhancing the interior spaces, updating mechanicals, and providing other significant upgrades as needed.
The properties are located at;
Clark and Dennison 
High and King
Fifth and Hamlet 

Join us Thursday, January 31 from 6:00PM - 7:00PM at the Schoenbaum Family Center located at 175 E. 7th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201. If you cannot attend, please visit www.victorianheritage.blogspot.com to get information and leave feedback. 

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2012 Rental Living Property Manager Awards

The final 2012 Quarterly Managers Meeting was held at the Homeport office in November. In attendance were Community Properties of Ohio Management Services, Townhomes Management Company and Wallick-Hendy Properties, along with Homeport Asset Management and Community Life staff. In addition to standard discussion of financial matters, awards were also distributed. This is the second year that Homeport’s Asset Management department handed out awards to some much-deserving recipients.

The six award winners were,

Congratulations to all of the winners pictured above.

Elim Manor Opening Celebration

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Elim Manor – Homeport's newest senior community!

You will have a chance to take a tour, as well as hear from our partners:
First Church of God, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Huntington Bank, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Red Capital Group, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Franklin County Commisioners.

Help us welcome residents by bringing the following items:
Personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, new makeup, etc.), books, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent.

Opening Celebration
Time: 1:00pm
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Elim Manor,  3180 Elim Manor Court
Columbus, OH 43232
Get directions here

RSVP by Friday, December 7th by clicking here
or by calling Lauren Ashe, Events Coordinator, at 614-545-4838.

Options abound for schooling in our communities

Through Columbus City Schools’ School Choice/Lottery program, parents have multiple options when it comes to sending their kids to school. Both Community Choice and Interdistrict Open Enrollment apply to conventional school lottery applications. A Community Choice school is one within your own Elementary Community or the Center City Community. An Open Enrollment school is a school in a community other than those designated Community Choice for you.

Whether your child has an interest in science, math, technology, arts, literature, or project adventure, this process allows families to apply to schools that best suit their needs.

While any family may apply for open enrollment, the lottery program does give priority to residents of certain communities.

For more information and to find out if you could be eligible for priority in the lottery process, visit the Columbus City Schools website and click on “Enroll Today” to learn more!

Homeport supports South Side revitalization

Homeport was proud to be one of the nonprofit partners for the May 27th Food Truck and Cart Hop. Being only the second time this event has taken place, the Hal & Al's brainchild is already gaining a following from the Columbus community.

Eight vendors were on hand this steamy Memorial Day weekend dishing out their inventive food truck fare, with fellow partner nonprofit Merion Village Association serving up root beer floats to keep patrons cool and hydrated.

Anchored by the growing Nationwide Children's Hospital to the north, the South Side area the Hop is home to has undergone a number of changes in only the last few years. Local business owners part of the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association have joined efforts to spur further revitalization efforts.

Homeport also has a hand in building a vibrant community in this area - with 72 rental homes between our Southside Homes and newly-finished Whittier Landing neighborhoods.

Thanks to business leaders like Hal & Al's owner Jay Cheplowitz - who is partnering with nonprofits and residents alike - positive change is coming to the Parsons Avenue area, and we are happy to be a part of it.

To read more on the changing South Side landscape, check out The Columbus Dispatch and ThisWeek Community News.

Friends of Homeport found out There’s No Place Like My Home on May 17th

Over 70 friends joined the Board and staff of Homeport for our 1st Annual There’s No Place Like My Home Fundraising Breakfast on May 17th at Franklin Park Conservatory.

This event showcased how we Build Vibrant Communities, in addition to our plans to increase the quality and the amount of affordable housing and related services this year. Our guests heard from clients and residents that benefit from Homeport’s services and viewed the premiere of our new My Home video made possible by PNC Bank.

Yes, this was a fundraiser, too. Our job at Homeport was to inspire our friends to want to give or get involved in other ways. The response was far greater than we expected.

We would like to thank Shremshock Architects & Engineers for their support of the event.

Remember, you can still help us give more families a place to call My Home by donating! Click here to make a donation today.

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