Revitalizing neighborhoods on Columbus’ south side.
Healthy Homes began in 2008 as a collaboration between Community Development for All People and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with the intent of revitalizing a 52 square block neighborhood directly south of the Hospital’s main campus. With funding provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the United Way of Central Ohio the City of Columbus’ Department of Development and JP Morgan Chase, Healthy Homes has impacted over 150 residential properties in the area.
Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families
Healthy Homes is one portion of the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families initiative started by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2008. HNHF was created as a vision and commitment to making a significant, positive difference for the neighbors and surrounding community in the 43205, 43206 and 43207 zip codes. Modeled after successful revitalization programs across the country, HNHF seeks to remove barriers to the health and well-being of thousands of families in our neighborhood targeting five prongs:
- Affordable Housing
- Health and Wellness
- Safe and Accessible Neighborhoods
- Workforce and Economic Development
Healthy Homes is the Affordable Housing prong of HNHF. The goal of Affordable Housing is to address vacant and abandoned properties in the South Side of Columbus in order to provide safe and healthy homes for individuals to live in. Programs such as homebuyer assistance, education and grant repairs for existing homeowners also comprise this initiative in order to revive the neighborhood.