Bruce Luecke Tapped as New Homeport CEO
Nonprofit affordable housing group Homeport announced yesterday afternoon that Bruce Luecke will officially become the organization’s new President and CEO. Luecke has also served in the role as an interim, following the departure of former President and CEO Amy Klaben.
“Bruce stepped in during a transitional time, helping us to focus on our new strategic planning process,” said Homeport Board Chair Chris Hune in a statement released yesterday. “His leadership and business background has been extremely valuable as we continue our mission to close the gap on affordable housing.”
Homeport provides housing and support services to over 5,700 residents in apartment buildings and single-family home communities located throughout Central Ohio. Most recently, the group completed a $9 million renovation project on three buildings in the University District and 39 new single family homes have completed in the Hilltop neighborhood.
Despite those gains, the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio — a collective that Homeport helped to establish — estimates that the community needs an additional 54,000 units of affordable (low-income) housing.
“Much of my motivation is to insure the work that has been accomplished here over the last 29 to 30 years continues to happen over the next 30 years,” stated Luecke. “I am constantly impressed by the daily impact of our team. It is a privilege to lead a group with that kind of passion and talent.”
For more information, visit www.homeportohio.org.