The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio is mobilizing to protect and expand affordable housing options that transform our community.

Roberta Garber  Executive Director

Roberta Garber
Executive Director

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.


Since its inception in 2015, the Alliance has been staffed by part-time consultants. In 2018, the membership adopted a workplan to transition to AHACO 2.0, which includes hiring its first full-time staff to support the expanding work of the organization. The Executive Director search process is now underway, with resumes being accepted through May 31, 2019.



E. J. Thomas, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio

Vice Chair

John Edgar, Executive Director, Community Development for All People


Michelle Heritage, Executive Director, Community Shelter Board


Samantha Shuler, Chief Executive Officer, Community Housing Network


Bruce Luecke, President/CEO, Homeport

Michelle Heritage, Executive Director, Community Shelter Board

Megan Kelly, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, National Church Residences

Bill Hinga, Senior Consultant, Business Development, Wallick Communities