Hilltop Revitalization

on Thursday, 07 March 2013.

Homes on the Hill and the Oberer Companies partner for Hilltop Homes

Homes on the Hill and the Oberer Companies are partners in Hilltop Homes 2, a proposed 30 unit affordable housing development in Central Hilltop. This scattered site project reflects 10 months of extensive community outreach, mirrored with 7 community housing meetings. Oberer and HOTH staff worked with the Community on the development of the Central Hilltop Revitalization Strategy, approved by the Greater Hilltop Area Commission on Feb 5, 2013.

 

The strategy focuses on reducing blighted properties through rehabilitation and new construction, green space improvement on post demolished sites, and assistance to current homeowners. On February 21, 2013 HOTH and the Oberer Companies submitted a Low Income Housing Tax Credit application (LIHTC) to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to support Hilltop Homes 2.

. On February 21, 2013 HOTH and the Oberer Companies submitted a Low Income Housing Tax Credit application (LIHTC) to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to support Hilltop Homes 2. The proposed development will transform City of Columbus Land Bank properties into quality, affordable housing for Hilltop families. The award will be announced mid- June.

HOTH and Oberer staff will continue to partner with the community on the implementation of the Central Hilltop Revitalization Strategy. Priorities include developing grant funds for Hilltop homeowners to repair the exterior of their home, partnering with the City of Columbus on the implementation of the Green Overlay, transforming newly demo'd lots into community assets. For more information Contact Steve Torsell or Leah Werner at 937-371-1783.