The Columbus Realtors Foundation recently announced a $300,000 gift to fund the South Side Renaissance, a South Side housing development owned by Community Development for all People. With this donation, the area will expand the affordable housing developments over the next three years through acquisition and renovation of 45 vacant and blighted homes. Doing so will create a model and base for long-term homeownership and lift up the area as a whole.
Additionally, a number of the homes included will be used to house expectant mothers and families with infants in an effort to reduce infant mortality.
This was the largest gift in the history of the Columbus Realtor foundation.
“This contribution is significant for many different reasons, those that we can see today and those that are yet to come,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “And that is what is so special about this partnership – the ability for us to come together and support a better future for families in this neighborhood, which is important to our future as a city.”
The announcement was made at an event in one of the new renovated homes with NAI Ohio Equities’ John Mally and Patrick Larrimer in attendance.