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Bruce Luecke Tapped as New Homeport CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans 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 […]

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Homeport Wrapping Up New Homes on Hilltop, Rehabs in University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Wrapping Up New Homes on Hilltop, Rehabs in University District

Affordable housing nonprofit Homeport is wrapping up a couple of significant projects — one is bringing new single family homes to the Hilltop, while the other involves the renovation of three historic properties on the southern edge of the University District. The $9 million renovation project ensures that a total of 59 rental units will […]

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Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

The plan to convert the 11-story Bollinger Tower from affordable senior housing to a hotel will be getting its first review from the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. Submitted renderings show new windows and a fresh coat of paint on the building. They also show a name — Cambria Hotel and Suites, although Michael Schiff of […]

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New Affordable Housing (With a Twist) Coming to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Affordable Housing (With a Twist) Coming to Near East Side

Construction is underway on a trio of new buildings that will bring 18 apartments and 10 townhomes to North 17th Street on the Near East Side. Applications are now being accepted for potential tenants of the new buildings, who will be part of an innovative program meant to provide affordable housing and other services to […]

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Affordable Senior Housing Project Approved for East Main Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Senior Housing Project Approved for East Main Street

City Council last night approved a plan to build 54 units of affordable senior housing at 1774 East Main Street. The new development, which would require the demolition of four vacant houses, was also approved in November by the Near East Area Commission. A 1,200 square-foot space at the corner of Main and Fairwood Avenue […]

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HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro made an announcement in Columbus last week about a measure intending to boost capital investment in affordable and energy efficient housing. “Families across the country are struggling through an affordable housing crisis,” said Secretary Castro in a press release. “By reducing our rates, this […]

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Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Homeport wants to see more affordable housing Downtown, and they think their former office building at 562 East Main Street is a good place to start. The nonprofit housing organization will bring preliminary plans for a 60 unit, five-story apartment building to the Downtown Commission tomorrow. The new building would replace the 10,000 square foot […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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