Affordable Housing

South Side Homeownership Program

Our Southside Home Ownership Program involves the renovation of houses that will be sold as owner occupied homes. 

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Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families

CD4AP teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to form the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF) Realty Collaborative to rehabilitate and repair homes.

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South Side Renaissance

South Side Renaissance (SSR) has committed to providing new-build infill homes in the impact area.  

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Housing Strategy Group

Developing a comprehensive strategy so that all current South Side residents can have safe, decent, affordable homes in the community.

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South Side Homeownership Program

Our Southside Home Ownership Program involves the renovation of 14 houses that will be sold as owner occupied homes. We are partnering with the City of Columbus Housing Department and with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on the renovation and sale of these homes. Each of the houses was a vacant and blighted property when it was purchased. The houses are completely renovated; making them some of the nicest in the community. After renovations, each house is sold to persons who are at or below 80% of the median area income.

A complete “gut/rehab” is done on each house. This means the interior walls are removed down to the studs. The house is remodeled with new electrical wiring, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning. Redesigned kitchens feature new cabinets, sinks, countertops and energy efficient appliances. New wall to wall carpet is installed throughout each house.

You may qualify to purchase one of these homes, even if you’ve never been able to afford a home before or need to work on your credit. Several major grants help subsidize the cost of each home so they can be offered below market value. There are trained professionals available to help people through the process of applying for these homes. Assistance is also available to help with down payments and closing cost.   Buyers who sign purchase contracts while the renovations are underway can be involved in determining the layout of the kitchens as well as selecting colors for interior walls and carpeting.

Contact Margaret Madison for more information

Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF)

CD4AP teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2008 to form the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF) Realty Collaborative; with the intent to rehabilitate and repair homes within a 38 block area to the immediate south and east of the Hospital’s main campus. With funding provided by Nationwide Children’s, the United Way of Central Ohio and the City of Columbus’ Department of Development, to date 25 homes have been renovated, 3 new homes have been built on formerly vacant lots, and 35 homeowners have received grants for exterior home improvements. The goal of HNHF is to generate a net community gain of 65-75 homes within the next 3 to 5 years.

For more information on homes completed by HNHF Realty Collaborative, visit the Healthy Homes website at www.healthyhomesCO.org.

South Side Renaissance

South Side Renaissance (SSR) has committed to providing new-build infill homes in the impact area.  These affordable homes, available for homeownership, will have open floor plans and energy-efficient features. All properties will benefit from tax abatement. The target price on all homes is not to exceed ~$80,000.

In addition, individuals who live within the South Side Renaissance Impact Area and currently own and live in their home may qualify for the Home Repair Program. This program is provided to homeowners for exterior repairs including: painting, siding, windows, doors, porch repair, roofing, siding, concrete work, and landscaping. Over the next year SSR will provide 50 home repair grants to homeowners in the Impact Area. The Home Repair Program now includes special emphasis on locating veterans within the impact area.

To apply for the Home Repair Program contact Gretchen West:
Phone: 614-355-0344
Email: gwest@4allpeople.net

Housing Strategy Group

Developing a comprehensive strategy so that all current South Side residents can have safe, decent, affordable homes in the community.

The Housing Strategy Group, formed in February 2015 with representatives of key housing partners and funders developed a comprehensive strategy to ensure that all people who currently live on the South Side will be able to remain permanently in the community, living in safe, decent, affordable homes.  For more information on the seven housing strategies and progress to date, see the documents below:

Responsible Landlord Network

The South Side Responsible Landlord Network supports rental property owners and managers who share a vision of a more vibrant South Side. Network members are individuals and companies who own or manage rental property on the South Side who have signed the Responsible Landlord Pledge.

Emergency Rental Repair Fund

For landlords who own 4 or fewer rental units, the Responsible Landlord Network may help with emergency repairs up to $5,000. Owners who qualify must pay a $500 application fee and agree to keep rents affordable for one year.  For more information, see below.

Network Meetings

The Responsible Landlord Network meets bi-monthly. Property owners and managers, community members and interested parties are welcome. 

Home Repair Work Group

The Home Repair Work Group was formed to coordinate and increase resources for home repair, as part of the South Side Housing Strategy.  Six organizations are working together, under a Memorandum of Understanding, to maximize resources by referring clients to the appropriate program or agency, and to reduce waiting lists for this scarce resource.  For more information, see the documents below.

Home Repair Work Group Documents