Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win $100 Walmart Gift Card!

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Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Another Greater Linden Lease-Option Home SOLD!

  Barry celebrated purchasing his Greater Linden lease-option home this past week. To his right is Homeport's Brenda Moncrief,   Lease Option Program Manager. To his left is real estate agent Melle Eldridge of King Thompson.

Barry celebrated purchasing his Greater Linden lease-option home this past week. To his right is Homeport's Brenda Moncrief, Lease Option Program Manager. To his left is real estate agent Melle Eldridge of King Thompson.

If you are living in a Homeport lease option community (see below) it's time to start thinking about the transition from renting your home to purchasing.

  1. Framingham Homes
  2. Greater Linden Homes
  3. Southeast Columbus Homes
  4. Kingsford Homes
  5. Mariemont Homes
  6. Joyce Homes
  7. Southside Homes
  8. Fairview Homes

Please contact Brenda Moncrief, Homeport Lease Option Program Manager at 614.545.4816.

Homeport residents SAVE on YMCA memberships

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What does the membership include?
The membership includes access to all YMCA facilities and classes (i.e. swimming lessons), and includes a discounted rate on after-school and summer camp programs, which vary by branch. To sign up for a YMCA membership with Homeport resident discount rates please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

Already a YMCA member? No worries, we can help you SAVE.
Existing members can switch over to a Homeport resident discounted membership. To convert your YMCA membership to Homeport resident discount rates please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

Do you have questions about the YMCA membership?
Please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

 

Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Homeport Header.jpg

Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Homeport residents SAVE on YMCA memberships

Homeport_YMCA_Header.jpg

What does the membership include?
The membership includes access to all YMCA facilities and classes (i.e. swimming lessons), and includes a discounted rate on after-school and summer camp programs, which vary by branch. To sign up for a YMCA membership with Homeport resident discount rates please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

Already a YMCA member? No worries, we can help you SAVE.
Existing members can switch over to a Homeport resident discounted membership. To convert your YMCA membership to Homeport resident discount rates please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

Do you have questions about the YMCA membership?
Please contact your Homeport Resident Services Line at at 614.545.4844

 

Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Homeport Header.jpg

Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Currently Hiring for ShareCorps Summer Feed Associate

Are you interested in Assisting with community outreach?

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Homeport is looking for a ShareCorps Summer Feeding VISTA to help with daily operations of it's Summer Food Programs and assisting in the implementation of mass produce distributions in Homeport's affordable rental communities. The VISTA would also conduct regular outreach to promote program participation, as well as to recruit resident volunteers to assist with program facilitation.

  • Position would run through 06/04/2018 - 08/05/2018, Monday - Friday, 8a-4p
  • Must have a High School Diploma and be 18+
  • Option of receiving a Education Award or Stipend
     

If Interested and for more information please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=78758&fromSearch=true and click apply now.

 

Is it time to purchase your lease option home?

  If you are living in a Homeport lease option community (see below) it's time to start thinking about the transition from renting your home to purchasing. Please contact Brenda Moncrief, Homeport Lease Option Program Manager, at 614.545.4816 or use the form below.

If you are living in a Homeport lease option community (see below) it's time to start thinking about the transition from renting your home to purchasing. Please contact Brenda Moncrief, Homeport Lease Option Program Manager, at 614.545.4816 or use the form below.

Are you a resident of one of the following Homeport communities? It's time to start thinking about the transition from renting your home to purchasing.

  1. Framingham Homes
  2. Greater Linden Homes
  3. Southeast Columbus Homes
  4. Kingsford Homes
  5. Mariemont Homes
  6. Joyce Homes
  7. Southside Homes
  8. Fairview Homes

Please contact Brenda Moncrief, Homeport Lease Option Program Manager, at 614.545.4816.

Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Homeport Header.jpg

Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Homeport Header.jpg

Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Need a Job? Need a Better Job?? - Columbus Works Can Help

  We Have the Connections, With over 40 Employer Partners, That want to HIRE YOU!!!                                                          

We Have the Connections, With over 40 Employer Partners, That want to HIRE YOU!!!                                                         

Columbus Works mission is to help people achieve success. We work with individuals step-by-step to make a better life for them and their families. We have connections with local employers and we help our members to find employment. Once they graduate from our workshop we consider them members for life. 

Our members get the chance to build the skills they need to find and keep a good job with benefits and to provide for their families, pay their bills and save money.

Upcoming information session for anyone who may be interested in attending a workshop to learn more call 614-493-8370 NOW to RESERVE YOUR seat.

Orientation will take place at 888 Parsons Ave. Columbus, OH 43206

ORIENTATION:

  • Friday, March 2nd - 9:00AM  or 12:30PM
  • Monday, March 5th - 9:00AM  or 12:30PM

 To Learn More Visit: www.columbusworks.org    

 

Tell us about your career training needs & interests - register to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Homeport Header.jpg

Homeport is exploring offering career training programs to residents, and would like to learn more about your career interests and training needs.  We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know how we can better serve you, and help you advance your education and career.

Please complete the following survey and you’ll be entered to win.

Columbus Community College 22+ Diploma Program

Community Information Session

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Join us on

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Marsh Run Community Center
2393 Canal Bay Way, Columbus, OH 43232

Did you exit high school before earning your high school diploma or GED, and are now over the age of 22? Are you looking for ways to further your education in the new year?  

Join us for pizza, beverages and an informational session about the Columbus State Community College 22+ Diploma Program. This state funded diploma program is available at no cost for Ohio residents who exited high school before earning a high school diploma or GED.

The program is entirely online and includes a dedicated academic coach and 24x7 tutoring.

To RSVP:

 

 

Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC) - Jerry Grier Scholarships

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2018 Jerry Grier Scholarships

The Jerry Grier Scholarship Program, funded through the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC) and administered by I Know I Can (IKIC), provides the opportunity to apply for the award of both a tuition and performance based scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a resident in good standing named on a lease of Community Properties of Ohio (CPO) or other properties of which Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) is an investor. Please see your property manager for confirmation.
  •  Must be enrolled in a college, university, or trade/professional school and registered part-time or full-time.
  • Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the 2018 Jerry Grier Scholarship Application.

Applications Due by Monday, March 26th, 2018

For additional information or to apply, contact:
Jessica Williams
jessica.williams@homeportohio.org
614-545-4802

Be Careful On Speedy Tax Return Services

  Form 1040EZ

Form 1040EZ

By Layden Hale

Have a pending bill and think you can cover it fast by filing your federal tax returns?

Two words of advice: be careful.

There is nothing wrong or illegal about seeking your tax return money as quickly as possible. The question you need to ask yourself is whether the terms are worth it.

  Layden Hale

Layden Hale

Millions of Americans file their tax returns using the government’s 1040EZ form. Filed electronically, the return form can lead to a check in 4 to 6 weeks.

Rapid refund companies, however, promise returns of 24 to 48 hours if they electronically file your return on your behalf.

The companies calculate your return and give you a check for that amount — minus a fee for tax preparation that can be hundreds of dollars.

Until they receive your check, the funds you received from them are considered a loan. If the loan exceeds the estimated refund from the government, you may be stuck with a very high interest rate on the difference that over a year could reach 25 percent.

Unfortunately, these “loans” can particularly appeal to individuals of low to moderate income, living paycheck to paycheck, who have bills to pay – now – be it rent, utilities or credit cards stressed from holiday spending.

There are options to file taxes for free on line and receive your refund in perhaps three to four weeks instead of the standard six. Check out www.IRS.gov/filing/free-file if your income is below $66,000.

You may also want to visit www.211centralohio.org, Hands On Central Ohio’s Directory of Human Services, for a list of free filing locations. Or, just call 211.

Using free services allows you to receive the maximum return. The savings from not using a Rapid Refund service could supplement your emergency savings account, or to start such an account if you do not have one already.

Homeport is a credit budget counseling provider for its residents and the general public. Contact us at 614 221-8889 if you would like a counseling session.

(Layden Hale is a Senior Counseling Advisor at Homeport with over 30 years of experience in the finance industry.)

Mammogram Truck Visiting Younger Population

  OhioHealth mammography truck visited Eastway Village in 2017.

OhioHealth mammography truck visited Eastway Village in 2017.

Marsh Run, Kimberly Meadows and Raspberry Glen To Benefit

Homeport’s commitment to improve the lives of working and younger women living in its communities will get a boost in early February when OhioHealth's mobile mammogram truck visits Marsh Run.

  Maggie Wilson

Maggie Wilson

The truck was sent to Homeport’s Eastway Village senior community in August, but will now serve younger residents in Marsh Run and neighboring apartment communities Kimberly Meadows and Raspberry Glen on Saturday Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Mammograms are recommended for women starting at age 40 and we decided to do it on a Saturday so working residents could make it,” said Homeport Service Coordinator Maggie Wilson.

“Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive with people who are diagnosed at a younger age,” said Allison Payten, Program Manager of the Office of Health Equity in the OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute.

The mammogram truck conveniently offers state of the art technology with safety, privacy and accuracy associated with screening at traditional testing locations.

It is part of OhioHealth's initiative to bring health services to communities traditionally underserved. African- American women in Central Ohio are dying from breast cancer at a 33 percent higher rate than their white counterparts.  

“Nearly half of all breast cancer deaths in Franklin County among African-American women come from five Columbus ZIP codes. 43232, where we are having the (Marsh Run) event, is one of them,” Payten said.

The mammogram service for residents extends from Homeport’s strategic commitment to be laser focused on its residents through quality affordable housing and supporting health and financial education services.

(Women 40 and over in Marsh Run, Kimberly Meadows and Raspberry Glen can call 614 566-5436 for an appointment for a free breast cancer screening when the OhioHealth truck parks outside the Marsh Run community center on Feb. 10.)

South High School Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, February 7th from 2:45pm - 6:15pm
South High Cafeteria
South High School, 1160 Ann St., Columbus, Ohio 43206

South High School will be hosting a Community Resource Fair in the school cafeteria from 2:45pm - 6:15pm, in conjunction with the school’s parent-teacher conferences.  This resource fair hopes to empower the families who are coming into the building by helping connect them with various resources from all manner of community organizations.