In 2011, a partnership of CMHA, The Ohio State University, and the City of Columbus launched Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) to undertake a community-based process to develop the Blueprint for Community Investment, a plan to revitalize the Near East Side neighborhood.
The neighborhood includes the 26-acre site of the Poindexter Village public housing community, a 414-unit development constructed in 1940.
On June 30, 2014, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the award to Columbus of a $29.7 million grant, one of four awards in the nation. The Columbus application was the top-rated among the 44 applications received by HUD.
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), together with the City of Cleveland, The Community Builders
and Purpose Built Communities, is leading a major transformation of Woodhill Homes and the larger Buckeye Woodhill neighborhood.
Shaped by the vision and priorities of current residents, this transformation plan includes:
new housing, streets, community space and programming for a thriving community
The Larimer / East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is a $30M award from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the Larimer/East Liberty Neighborhood. Revitalization includes 334 new housing units and neighborhood park