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Homeport Building 33 New Homes in Milo-Grogan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Building 33 New Homes in Milo-Grogan

Despite some uncertainty surrounding the tax credit program that is funding the project, Homeport is moving ahead with plans to build 33 new single family homes in Milo-Grogan. The homes will be lease-purchase, meaning that qualified residents will be eligible to purchase the homes after a 15-year rental period. To qualify to rent the homes, […]

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Uncertainty Surrounding Low Income Housing Tax Credits Impacts Local Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Uncertainty Surrounding Low Income Housing Tax Credits Impacts Local Projects

The election of Donald Trump had an immediate impact on a number of affordable housing projects in Columbus — an impact that was felt before he took office and long before any actual policy decisions were made by his new administration. The reason has to do with the central importance of Low Income Housing Tax […]

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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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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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Amy Klaben Stepping Down as President of Homeport

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amy Klaben Stepping Down as President of Homeport

Homeport President & CEO Amy Klaben announced today that she will be leaving her position with the affordable housing organization at the end of 2015, following 16 years of service. She will remain onboard as an advisor through April to assist with the transition period while Homeport board member Bruce Luecke begins as Interim Director effective […]

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