Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing invested $47 million into the redevelopment of Poindexter Village, one of Columbus’ first public housing projects located in the Near East Side. The five-phase mixed-income, multi-generational redevelopment plan builds on the neighborhood’s rich community history, strong partnerships, and strategies for education innovation, workforce and economic development, quality housing, and health initiatives to create a vibrant, healthy community of choice.
In 2014, The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) received a $29.7 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant like McCormack Baron Saluzar from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CMHA and its partners are using this award, along with an additional $225 million in funding and programming from more than 45 local partners, to provide new housing and services and programs for residents and the community.
The first two phases of Legacy Pointe at Poindexter offer 174 units of mixed-income, family housing in one-, two-, and three-bedroom 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 in 2016 and will be redeveloping the former Columbus Early Learning Center building into market rate apartments this year. At the end of the redevelopment, CMHA will have created 450 new, mixed-income homes.