Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing Celebrates Partners at Annual Luncheon


The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) was pleased to host 500 partners at its annual Partner Luncheon May 24th at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. OCCH marked 28 years investing in the development of affordable housing in communities throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) 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. To date, these partnerships have helped OCCH raise $3.75 billion, resulting in more than 42,500 units of affordable rental housing in 750 developments.

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 Investment Officer, Tony DiBlasi, Chief of Asset Management, and Chad Ketler, President of Community Properties of Ohio, an OCCH affiliate, presented the 2017 Awards of Excellence to the following partners:


Excellence in Affordable Family Historic Redevelopment to Residences at Eagles Point, Preble County, Ohio. Partners recognized in the project include Home Is The Foundation; MV Residential Development; St. Mary Development Corporation; and M + A Architects
Excellence in Permanent Supportive Housing to Terrace Place, Franklin County, Ohio. Partners recognized in the project include Community Housing Network, Inc.; Rockford Construction, Inc.; and Berardi + Partners, Inc.
Excellence in Senior Housing Preservation to The Lakewoods, Montgomery County, Ohio. Partners recognized in the project include Millennia Housing Development Corporation; Eternal Housing Fund; American Preservation Builders, Inc.; and Hooker DeJong 
Excellence in Financial Accounting to Ron Muse. Partners recognized include The Model Group RonMuse
Excellence in Property Maintenance to Dave Toth. Partners recognized include Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc.
Excellence in Resident Growth to Bryanna Ramirez. Partners recognized include Community Properties of Ohio Management Services.


Angela Mingo, OCCH Board Member and Community Relations Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, presented the 2017 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 529 grants totaling more than $10 million to partners.

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

Jeanne Golliher, OCCH Board Member and President and CEO of the Cincinnati Development Fund presented the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation’s Place-Based Strategies Fund awards. Since inception in 2012, more than $1.6 million has been awarded to partners for projects that improve their neighborhoods and affect 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 Oberer Companies; Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority; Burten, Bell, Carr Development; Home Is the Foundation; Over-the-Rhine Community Housing; and Homeport.    (Click here to download the press release.)


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