Opening Doors to the Future

By Peg Moertl

August 19, 2019

In April 2019, I walked through the doors of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) as the third president since the company’s inception in 1989, following the retirement of Hal Keller, OCCH president of 26 years. In that time, OCCH has become a respected leader in the development, construction, preservation, and management of affordable housing, while nurturing critical relationships with investors, developers, and other partners. These long-term partnerships have allowed OCCH to raise $4.5 billion in equity investment in more than 46,500 affordable housing units in Ohio, Kentucky, and surrounding states. Since 2002, we have loaned more than $550 million to help close critical financing gaps.

We strongly believe that through providing affordable housing enhanced by supportive services, we can build sustainable communities that provide greater opportunities for our neighbors to lift themselves out of poverty. Together with our partners, we work to provide the means for doors to be opened that provide shelter, warmth, and future opportunities for our residents and their families.  

As a recognized leader in LIHTC syndication and creative development finance, OCCH helps our partners navigate the challenges in real estate development. We are driven every day to innovate and our job is to bring together the right people at the right time who can meet the needs of our neighbors for quality housing in vital communities with necessary, life-enriching support. We have a track record for embracing out-of-the-box solutions and creative thinking and we equip our partners with the tools and resources they need to thrive. OCCH is influencing change, driving policy, and making an impact throughout the affordable housing industry.

OCCH’s affiliate companies continue to be critical, successful, and state-of-the-art in delivering products and solutions that benefit residents and help create stable communities:

  • CPO continues to grow and maintain its clear focus on highest quality management and resident impact. Coupled with OCCH Asset Management, we help drive best practices in property management through our industry.
  • OCFC is expanding its products with an incredible track record of leveraging grant and loaned capital to provide critical flexible financing.
  • OCIC has significant capital to invest in to help make the possibilities of our residents and communities real.

I look forward to taking OCCH into the future and opening more doors for opportunity and impact while continuing our tradition of providing impeccable and innovative services and products to meet our partners’ needs and capitalizing on greater opportunities to grow deeper partnerships.  The demand for affordable housing has never been greater, the challenges more difficult and the opportunities for what OCCH provides more important. Working together, we will make a difference for future generations.