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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

The Columbus region has an affordable housing gap. Local experts estimate that an additional 54,000 units are needed to close that gap today, with more units needed to serve the rapidly growing region over the next several decades. Development reporter Brent Warren recently spoke with Leah Evans, Vice President of Real Estate Development at housing […]

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Keeping Gentrification Out of Revitalizing Communities

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Keeping Gentrification Out of Revitalizing Communities

On May 17, the Columbus Foundation held a day of community conversation, dubbed The Big Table. Around the city, hundreds hosted and participated in these conversations, some open-ended, and some targeting specific issues and ideas relevant to community connectivity and growth. At Columbus Underground, we hosted three of our own Big Table discussions, bringing together […]

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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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Huntington Announces $16 Billion Lending Plan for Low & Moderate Income Communities

Walker Evans Walker Evans Huntington Announces $16 Billion Lending Plan for Low & Moderate Income Communities

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares unveiled their Community Development Plan today, which features a $16 billion commitment to loan programs targeted to home owners and business owners in low-income and moderate-income communities across the Midwest. “The Huntington Bank community benefits agreement is recognition of the importance to reinvest in low-income communities,” said Nate Coffman, Executive Director of Ohio CDC […]

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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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