CMHA, OHFA, and others collaborate on program to combat infant mortality in Franklin County
During the holidays we received notice that CMHA, in partnership with Celebrate One, was awarded a $1 million grant by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to demonstrate rental assistance as an intervention to provide high quality stable housing to reduce infant mortality.
Smoking Cessation Grant Awardee
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) has collaborated with CMHA and others to decrease the number of smokers in Franklin County. The Ohio Department of Health Community Cessation Initiative has awarded FCPH, CMHA, and other local organizations a grant of over $1.5 million, for a 3-year period to help Franklin County residents stop smoking.
Sawyer and Trevitt RAD Rehab
Sawyer Manor and Trevitt Heights, two former public housing properties on the Near East Side, are starting to have a new look thanks to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
RAD is a program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows public housing authorities to convert their properties from public housing subsidy to Section 8 project-based subsidy. CMHA has decided to convert all of our public housing portfolio through RAD over the next few years.
New Use for a Near East Side Landmark
Spring 2018, CMHA will begin our renovation of the former Columbus Early Learning Center building located at 162 North Ohio Avenue on the Near East Side.New Use for a Near East Side Landmark
The building was built in 1917 and was the first early education center for African Americans in Franklin County.
CMHA to Expand on Success of Scholar House for Phase 3
Youth aging out of foster care are some of the most vulnerable residents of our community.
That’s why CMHA will be expanding our Scholar House development on the Near East Side to provide housing opportunities for these residents
We will be working with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, ACTION Ohio, The Ohio Youth Advisory Board, and others to submit a low-income housing tax credit application this coming February to help finance this project.