The Collaborative Newsletter 
January 2015
In This Issue
Neighborhood Impact Spotlight
Columbus Housing Dialogue
AWARE Home Energy Savings

Our Neighborhood CDCs
Happy New Year!

2015 is finally here and with it comes an exciting year of new partnerships, projects and opportunities to build and strengthen vibrant neighborhoods across Columbus and Franklin County. This year the Collaborative is supporting the work of seven Community Development Corporations(CDCs), three of which are newly funded grantees. These CDCs include Central Ohio Housing Development Organization, Community Development for All People, Engage Community Development Corporation, Franklinton Development Association, Gertrude Wood Community Foundation, Greater Linden Community Development Corporation and Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation. 


Upcoming projects in 2015 will include the development of 58 units of  affordable work force housing on the South Side; building new homes in the American Addition neighborhood; beginning construction of  18 townhouses in Franklinton; rehabbing homes for rental in the Greater Linden area; engaging landlords and tenants through a new outreach program and rehabbing homes for rental in the Hilltop area; and constructing new homes in the Driving Park neighborhood.

The New Year has some truly great projects in store and the Collaborative looks forward to connecting with you!

Neighborhood Impact Spotlight

Community Development for All People

The Florida couple lost their jobs and then their home in 2008, at which point they headed north to Columbus with one duffel bag and 28 cents to their name.


After living in a family member's unfinished basement for a while, they found transitional housing through Community Development for All People (CD4AP)....



Columbus Housing Dialogue 
In late 2014, a group of nonprofit, government, and academic leaders convened to share information and foster communication among professionals in the field of housing. As a result, several conversations on important topics in housing have been scheduled and all are invited to attend.

Meetings will be held at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 111 Liberty St., Suite 100 Columbus, OH. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot in spaces marked "M" or MORPC.

The Winter/Spring 2015 agenda is as follows: 
Exploring the Gap Between Market Rate and Assisted Housing
Tuesday, January 27 | 8-9:30 a.m.

This session explores the demographic needs, trends, and potential solutions. Hosted by Matt Marin ( Kirwan Institute), Kim Stands (City of Columbus), and Lynnette Cooke ( Community Research Partners)

Microhousing: For What Situations and Populations Does It Work? 
Tuesday, February 24 | 8-9:30 a.m. 

Hosted by Kim Stands ( City of Columbus) and Amy Price (Community Shelter Board).

What Works and What Doesn't in Creating Mixed Income Communities?
Tuesday, March 24 | 8-9:30 a.m.
Hosted by Rachel Kleit (Knowlton School), Rita Parise (City of Columbus), and Joe Pimmel (Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing).

Winter means cold weather, warm home-cooked meals, and higher energy bills. Try these tips in the kitchen and around the house to save money and energy. 

2015 Collaborative Funders

Contact Info:
The Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus
110 N 17th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 228-6488
Fax: (614) 228-6439