The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio is mobilizing to protect and expand affordable housing options that transform our community.
The Alliance is comprised of nonprofit organizations that represent the full spectrum of affordable housing. Working together with local and state government, developers, community leaders and residents, our goal is to increase the supply of new and existing affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in Franklin County to improve everyone’s quality of life.
The Alliance believes that with strategic leadership and targeted investment, Columbus and Franklin County will fill the desperate need for safe, decent, affordable homes across our community. This will promote development and improve disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is the largest administer of affordable housing subsidies in Central Ohio, and develops recreational, social and educational programs for affordable housing residents. CMHA also provides housing for elderly and disabled individuals, as well as families in the Greater Columbus Metropolitan area through the development, renovation and maintenance of affordable housing, and provides financial assistance to assure long-term neighborhood revitalization. CMHA owns more than 2,200 units of affordable housing in Franklin County, and manages more than 13,500 private sector apartments through Section 8 subsidized housing programs. [WEBSITE]
Community Development for All People, a faith-based Community Development Corporation and non-profit developer of affordable housing, is located in and committed to serving the South Side of Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, CD4AP offers programmatic services in the areas of Youth Development, Individual & Family Health and Wellness, and Direct Services connected by intentional community outreach and engagement with the individuals and families residing in our immediate community. CD4AP has played a contributing role in nearly $50 million of completed and/or planned housing improvements and new build construction. Its product portfolio is inclusive of full- and partial rehabs yielding improved owner occupied and rental units. New build construction has resulted in additional owner-occupied units. Two completed, and a third planned LIHTC project has created 154 units of affordable rental housing. Lastly, extensive exterior home repairs on owner occupied properties, has renewed both the pride and properties of South Side home owners. [WEBSITE]
As a contract housing provider to the Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Board of Franklin County and the Community Shelter Board, Community Housing Network is a nonprofit organization that develops, owns and manages supportive housing for people disabled by mental illness, substance abuse and who have histories of homelessness. CHN also facilitates access to rent subsidies and private housing. CHN provides housing for more than 2,700 individuals in Franklin County and is one of the largest supportive housing providers in Ohio. [WEBSITE]
Community Shelter Board is a collective impact organization that creates collaborations, innovates solutions and invests in quality programs to end homelessness in Columbus and Franklin County. CSB leads the community plan to end homelessness, making an impact in three ways: 1) collaborating to bring together diverse organizations to work together as an efficient system, rather than as a fragmented set of resources; 2) employing an outcome-based funding model that measures performance, monitors programs’ success and assures the system’s effectiveness as a whole and 3) combining innovative solutions and best practices with time-tested strategies to implement programs that quickly and stably house people in crisis. In short, CSB delivers optimization of the homeless system. CSB oversees an annual budget of $31 million to support homeless programs and services. Last year, these programs served 12,000 people. [WEBSITE]
Creative Housing is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, accessible and affordable housing to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Columbus metropolitan area. Since 1992, Creative Housing has earned national recognition in involving people with disabilities in the development of a wide range of housing options from single family homes and duplexes to small apartment buildings. Through its subsidiary organization, Creative Renovations, it modifies privately owned family homes and the homes owned by the elderly for accessibility in order to avoid or delay placements into the long-term care system. [WEBSITE]
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio has spent more than a quarter century bringing the dream of homeownership to families in need. Working in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat MidOhio’s partners, donors, and volunteers have played a significant role in rekindling hope for more than 340 families living in central Ohio through new home construction and home repairs.
Habitat MidOhio offers a program designed to be a hand up, not a hand out, to families in need. Through hard work, commitment and hundreds of hours of sweat equity, Habitat MidOhio partner families are breaking the cycle of poverty through homeownership and creating a brighter future for their children. Habitat MidOhio partner families are chosen after a careful review process during which Habitat assesses their need for housing; their ability to repay a zero-interest, no-profit mortgage and their willingness to partner with Habitat MidOhio. [WEBSITE]
Homeport is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives by strengthening the home. Since its inception in 1987, Homeport has given greater dignity and opportunity to thousands of low-income people by building quality, affordable homes. With the understanding that providing a roof over someone’s head is only the start of a stronger home, Homeport also surrounds residents with comprehensive support to promote long-term stability and health.
Homeport and its partners organize out-of-school programs, free produce markets, school supply drives and more for hundreds of residents every year. Homeport also strengthens the entire community through neighborhood revitalization activities, and through public classes and one-on-one coaching to promote successful home ownership. Homeport’s wide-ranging efforts are grounded in the belief that strong homes are foundational to the health of the entire community. [WEBSITE]
Homes on the Hill CDC is a nonprofit organization that serves the housing needs of low to moderate income individuals in Central Ohio. Homes on the Hill (HOTH) develops affordable housing on the west and southwest side of Columbus. HOTH is a county and city CHDO and is approved to work in all areas of Franklin County. HOTH’s development portfolio includes new construction and rehabilitation. It also includes single family and multifamily. HOTH properties are either for sale or for rent to those of low to moderate incomes. HOTH also has a HUD approved counseling department which serves a multi county area. Topics include: pre-purchase homebuyer education, post-purchase counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, and rental counseling. Financial capability coaching is woven into each aspect of counseling that HOTH offers. [WEBSITE]
National Affordable Housing Trust, founded in 1986, is a provider of capital for non-profit developers of affordable housing. NAHT is affiliated with 11 of the country’s largest non-profit developers including National Church Residences and Volunteers of America, both active in Columbus and Franklin County. In Columbus and Franklin County , NAHT has provided $100 million to finance 25 affordable housing communities totaling 2,352 low income rental units. NAHT local investor partners have included JP Morgan Chase, Huntington National Bank and Fifth Third Bank. [WEBSITE]
National Church Residences is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and supportive services for seniors and vulnerable populations. With 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing. It also operates full-service retirement communities in Ohio and Florida, as well as supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled in Ohio and Georgia. [WEBSITE]
The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing works with private and public developers to create affordable housing opportunities. OCCH provides funding for the construction, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing projects in Ohio by obtaining private capital from corporations and utilizing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. OCCH has raised more than $3.25 billion in private capital and invested in more than 35,000 units of affordable housing in more than 700 developments. [WEBSITE]
United Way of Central Ohio works to reduce poverty in central Ohio by reaching across the community to bring together the people, the organizations and the resources that make change happen. Since its founding in 1923, UWCO has continuously adapted their strategies and investments to address the most pressing needs in central Ohio and help the community thrive. UWCO believes housing is the foundation to living a good life, and are committed to efforts aimed at increasing affordable options for everyone in the central Ohio community. [WEBSITE]