Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing Celebrates Partners at Annual Luncheon

The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) was pleased to host 600 partners at its annual Partner Luncheon May 26th at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. OCCH marked 27 years investing in the development of affordable housing in communities throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

In a little over two decades, OCCH has raised $3.5 billion, resulting in more than 40,000 units of affordable rental housing in 725 developments. The Partner Luncheon recognizes the many investors, developers, lenders, management companies, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and government entities that partner with OCCH in the development of affordable housing.

The highlight of the luncheon is the Awards of Excellence, which honors partners for their outstanding work in the affordable housing industry. Jack Kukura, Chief of Acquisitions, Tony DiBlasi, Chief of Asset Management, and Chad Ketler, Chief Operating Officer of Community Properties of Ohio, an OCCH affiliate, presented the 2016 Awards of Excellence to the following partners:

Excellence in Permanent Supportive Housing to The Commons at Madaline Park, Summit County, Ohio. Partners recognized in the project include: Testa Enterprises; Community Support Services; Testa Builders; and National Church Residences.
Excellence in Public Housing Preservation to Centre Meadows, Fayette County, Kentucky. Partners recognized in the project include: Lexington Home Ownership Commission, Inc.; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority; Codell Construction Group; and Sherman Carter Barnhart.
Excellence in Affordable Senior Housing Redevelopment to Green Hills Apartments, Logan County, Ohio. Partners recognized in the project include: Green Hills Community; Episcopal Retirement Services Affordable Living LLC; Model Construction, LLC; and RDL Architects, Inc.  
Excellence in Public Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment to Sheppard Square, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Partners recognized in the project include: Louisville Metro Housing Authority; Howell & Howell Contractors, Inc.; and Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects.
Excellence in Property Management to Kara Chaplin. Partners recognized include: Central Hotel Senior Apartments and Gorsuch Management.
Excellence in Housing Management to Brickstone Properties, LLC.Partners recognized include: The Model Group
Excellence in Resident Growth to Fatoumata Barry. Partners recognized include: Community Properties of Ohio Management Services.


Jeanne Golliher, OCCH Board Member and President  & CEO of the Cincinnati Development Fund, presented the 2016 Carol Mount Peterson Resident Development Fund Awards (RDF) for summer camp to several partners. The RDF program allows OCCH to provide grants to its nonprofit partners in order to help residents access educational and employment programs, and support activities designed to increase residents’ ability to live more satisfying and productive lives. To date, OCCH has awarded 484 grants totaling more than $9 million to partners.

Summer Camp Award winners include: Buckeye Community Hope Foundation; Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority; Community Action Commission of Fayette County; Community Housing Network; Episcopal Retirement Services; Frontier Community Services; Homeport; Housing and Neighborhood Development Service; The Model Group; National Housing Association;  Neighborhood Development Corporation of Akron; NRP Group LLC; Over-the-Rhine Community Housing; and Community Properties of Ohio.

Angela Mingo, OCCH Board Member and Community Relations Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital presented the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation’s Place-Based Strategies Fund awards. Since inception in 2012, more than $1 million has been awarded to partners for projects that improve their neighborhoods and impact the lives of residents. Funding has provided walking trails, public art projects, community gardens, urban agriculture, safety programs, and much more.

Grants were awarded to: East End Community Services; The Woda Group; ICAN Housing; Homeport; Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization; Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority; East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation; Neighborhood Development Services; Daybreak; Community Development for All People; McCormack Baron Salazar; and Tremont West Development Corporation.  (Click here to download the press release.)

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