The members of the Affordable Housing Alliance are organizations and companies that have as a principal mission or function to develop, improve, provide, or fund affordable housing for low-income households in central Ohio. Members are committed to working together to engage with government, business, and policy leaders, and community organizations to advocate for solutions to the affordable housing gap.
The mission of The Columbus Foundation is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents. More than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses have partnered with the Foundation, creating unique funds to support the causes they are most passionate about. Established in 1943, the Foundation today is one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the United States, managing $2.27 billion in assets and awarding more than $2.27 billion to a wide range of philanthropic interests. [WEBSITE]
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]
Finance Fund Capital Corporation (FCAP), the certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) affiliate of Finance Fund brings capital to distressed urban and rural communities. FCAP forms public-private partnerships with financial institutions, investors, charitable foundations, community organizations and federal, state, and local governments to provide flexible financing that supports a wide range of projects, including affordable housing. Since 2006, FCAP has financed projects that have developed 314 housing units. [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 NRP Group was founded in 1994 with a clear goal: to develop, construct, and own apartment communities that support residents’ lifestyles and give them homes they can be proud of. Today the NRP Group offers a broad range of services across many housing markets, including luxury apartment homes, student housing, senior housing, and affordable housing. They have developed and constructed more than 27,000 residential units in 13 states, including eight affordable and senior properties in Central Ohio. [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]
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a nonprofit developer, owner and operator that has built or preserved more than 11,000 affordable homes in 11 states and DC, including more than 1,100 units in Ohio and 176 units in central Ohio. POAH’s communities serve families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. POAH specializes in the preservation of existing affordable housing that is at risk of being lost due to market pressures or physical deterioration. POAH has expertise in new construction and neighborhood-scale mixed-income development and mixed-use redevelopments. [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]
Wallick Communities gives low-income families, single parents, and senior citizens a place called “home”—thanks to five decades of experience in developing, building, managing, and overseeing affordable multi-family housing, market rate apartments, and senior, memory care and assisted-living communities. Wallick Communities manages more than 190 communities across the Midwest, with 13,000 apartment units, and has constructed more than 400 family, senior, and affordable communities. [WEBSITE]
Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and its affiliates are nationally recognized and experienced developers, general contractors, and property managers. Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. specializes in the design, construction, and management of affordable multi-family apartments, senior communities, and single-family homes. Since 1990, Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. has created over 12,000 housing units in rural, suburban, and urban settings across 15 states. Woda Management and Real Estate LLC manages and maintains over 300 properties. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company has six offices and employs over 550 employees. [WEBSITE]
The YMCA of Central Ohio is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The YMCA’s supportive housing program for adult men and women offers the assistance and support needed to stabilize and maintain independent housing, while providing access to those supportive services needed in order to achieve the highest possible standard of living. [WEBSITE]
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in central Ohio. Since 1886, YWCA has provided affordable housing for women in transition. Today, the historic Griswold Building in downtown Columbus is home to low-income women, many who are beginning their first jobs; recovering from drug-related, alcohol-related, and mental illnesses; or pursuing their education. [WEBSITE]