CMHA Celebrates Completion of First Two Phases of Legacy Pointe at Poindexter, Breaks Ground on Final Phase
On Thursday April 5, 2018 The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) celebrated the completion of the first two phases of Legacy Pointe at Poindexter and broke ground on the third phase of the project. The first two phases of Legacy Pointe offer 174 units of mixed-income, family housing in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans; these include garden apartments and townhomes. The third and final phase will offer an additional 162 units of mixed-income family housing. CMHA also completed Poindexter Place, a 104-unit senior facility and will be redeveloping the former Columbus Early Learning Center building on Ohio Avenue into market-rate apartments this year. At the end of all this work, CMHA will have created 450 new, mixed income units at the site.
CMHA and its partners, including the City of Columbus and McCormack Baron Salazar, embarked on this project over five years ago. In June 2014, CMHA was awarded a $29.7-million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This award, along with low-income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and additional commitments of over $225-million in leverage funding and programming from more than 45 local organizations, has been a catalyst for revitalizing the former Poindexter Village site and bringing new investment to Columbus's historic Near East Side neighborhood.
CMHA Purchases Scioto Ridge Community
In March of 2018, CMHA purchased the Scioto Ridge community. This 152-unit Class A property was built in 2016 and is located in the Dublin School District. This investment places us in a Neighborhood of Opportunity and expands out portfolio of mixed-income properties–giving those we serve additional housing options. Acquisitions of this nature perpetuate our ability to grow our portfolio and advance our mission of developing more affordable housing for our clients, while decreasing our reliance on federal funding.
see http://sciotoridge.com for more details.