Revitalizing Neighborhoods, Impacting Lives

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Community Properties of Ohio Management Services (CPO Management) serves as the property management affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, and manages a variety of affordable housing communities. Using the Housing-First model, CPO leverages affordable housing as a platform from which individuals and families can build stability and thrive. Through CPO Impact, CPO’s 501(c)(3) affiliate, we go beyond traditional property management to provide innovative programs that promote goal achievement and self-sufficiency for our residents. CPO currently manages over 2,900 units including our original CPO portfolio (982 units), as well as properties developed and owned by valued OCCH partners such as Homeport, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Connect Realty, YWCA/YMCA, Community Development for All People, Franklinton Development Corporation and Homes on the Hill.

CPO Managed Housing Portfolio

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LIHTC Single-Family, Lease-Purchase Housing

LIHTC Multifamily Rental Housing

Student-Parent Supportive Housing

Senior Project-Based Section 8

Multifamily Project-Based Section 8

Permanent Supportive Housing

2019 CPO Impact Funding Sources

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CPO Initiative Partnerships

CPO Management Reserves

United Way of Central Ohio

The Columbus Foundation

Ohio Capital Impact Corporation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Other grants & donors

Resident Services Objectives:

– Stable Housing

– Resident Growth

– Safe Neighborhoods

– Successful Children

– Community Learning

Empowering Residents to Prosper

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Many residents have both the drive and capacity to move beyond the need for subsidized housing over time. In 2019, resident growth opportunities focused on employment, adult education, financial fitness, and family-achievement coaching.

Sponsors: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The City of Columbus, AmeriCorps, ServeOhio, and United Way of Central Ohio

Employment rate of those completing a transitional job

Goal achievement rate among participants in family self-sufficiency coaching

Earned by Matched Savings participants in 2019

Residents of Columbus Scholar House who received college degrees (2012-2019)

Igniting Bright Futures

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Children and youth make up 56% of our resident population. The greatest opportunity for impact is helping CPO children prepare for success. Strategies include home-based kindergarten readiness interventions, linkage to quality child care and summer camp, and community supports at Weinland Park Elementary School. As a new initiative in 2019, we partnered with YMCA Camp Wilson to create overnight camp opportunities for 14 children.

Sponsors: The Columbus Foundation, AmeriCorps, ServeOhio, Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC), United Way of Central Ohio, and Siemer Family Foundation

Children enrolled at partner child care providers

CPO children received free school supplies at our back to school event

Books provided through literacy program, CPO Building Blocks

Children attended OCIC-sponsored summer camps

CPO Children and Youth Ages

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0-5 years

6-12 years

13-17 years

Inspiring a Culture of Achievement

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Weinland Park is home to 274 CPO households. CPO staff, working within Weinland Park Elementary, created opportunities for parents to engage at the school. In partnership with Directions for Youth & Families, we implemented targeted interventions to improve student attendance and behavior. Family University, a series of educational sessions to equip and empower parents, focused on topics such as parenting, financial management and child development in 2019.

Sponsors: The Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Columbus Foundation

Students accessed counseling services through Directions for Youth & Families within the school

Decrease in discipline referrals at Weinland Park Elementary after staff training in trauma-informed care

Parents participated in Weinland Park Family University

Goal achievement rate for Weinland Park Elementary students working with CPO team

Creating an Inclusive Culture

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In 2019, CPO saw encouraging outcomes from their inclusion efforts. CPO exhibited strong minority representation in our workforce throughout the year, with over half our staff reporting as an ethnic minority. CPO’s diverse representation was also recognized by Columbus Business First with the 2019 Diversity in Business Award.

Inclusive benefits and programs remain essential to our success, and understanding our employees’ well-being is a key driver. Through the first full year of CPO’s Employee Assistance Fund, we were able to support multiple employees who experienced some form of unexpected hardship.

CPO’s annual Employee Opinion Survey also included, for the first time, a section on diversity and inclusion. CPO received an overall positive score on questions such as:

  • The organization respects and values individual differences.
  • The organization promotes growth for employees of various backgrounds.
  • The people in my work unit interact well with people of different backgrounds.

CPO’s inclusion successes and opportunities in 2019 continue to build. We remain committed to the mission and responsibility to create a supportive environment reflective of our staff.

Staff who belong to an ethnic minority group

Staff who are women belonging to an ethnic minority group

Management positions filled by women at the end of 2019

Positive score from staff on Employee Opinion Survey questions related to diversity and inclusion