Revitalizing Neighborhoods, Impacting Lives

CPO Management |

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. CPO Management, funded through our 501(c)(3) affiliate CPO Impact, goes beyond traditional property management in providing innovative resident programs to promote long-term goals and self-sufficiency. CPO currently manages over 2,800 units including our original CPO portfolio, as well as properties developed and owned by valued OCCH partners such as Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Homeport, Volunteers of America, YWCA/YMCA and Franklinton Development Corporation.

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

2018 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

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Other grants & donors

Resident Services Objectives:

– Stable Housing

– Resident Growth

– Safe Neighborhoods

– Successful Children

– Community Learning

Empowering Residents to Prosper

CPO Impact |

Many residents have both the drive and capacity to move beyond the need for subsidized housing over time. 2018 resident growth opportunities focused on employment, adult education, financial fitness, and family-achievement coaching.

Sponsors: Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC), Annie E. Casey Foundation, The City of Columbus, AmeriCorps, Serve Ohio, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and United Way of Central Ohio

Employment rate of those completing a CPO-led work readiness program

Goal achievement rate among participants in family self-sufficiency coaching

Matched Savings participants increased their savings account balance by $400+ within 6 months

Residents of Columbus Scholar House received college degrees (2012-2018)

Igniting Bright Futures

CPO Impact |

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.

Sponsors: Annie E. Casey Foundation, AmeriCorps, Serve Ohio, Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC), and Siemer Family Foundation

CPO residents are children and youth

Kindergarteners who received formal and/or home-based early education were on track for reading (2015-2018)

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

CPO Impact |

In 2018, CPO continued the Parent Pledge (2017 initiative), a supportive network of parents and organizations committed to creating a successful learning environment for children. CPO staff, located in Weinland Park Elementary, created opportunities for Pledge parents to engage at the school and implemented targeted interventions for student attendance and behavior. Family University, a series of educational sessions to equip and empower parents, focused on trauma and mental wellness.

Sponsors: Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Columbus Foundation

Additional families took the Parent Pledge in 2018 (186 total)

Pledge parents at Weinland Park Elementary engaged within the school

Parents participated in Weinland Park Family University

Weinland Park Family University Survey respondents shared lessons with their family

Investing in Collective Impact

CPO Impact |

There is no area of work to support our residents that can be achieved without collaboration. CPO Impact maintains and actively cultivates more than a dozen formal and many other informal partners. Beyond linkage and referral, CPO brings partners together to solve problems, learn from our shared experience, and leverage resources. CPO Impact serves as a hub for data sharing across 6 local service providers, which allows us to measure our collective impact.

In 2018, CPO invested in our collective capacity to address mental health – a persistent area of need identified by CPO staff and partners – using trauma-informed approaches. CPO facilitated partnership between Weinland Park Elementary School (WPES) and Directions for Youth and Families to implement professional development for school staff and services for students, including placement of a full-time counselor in the school with the capacity to serve up to 30 students with behavioral needs. CPO enhanced our focus on measurable impact by convening partners to learn and practice Results Based Accountability, an outcomes-based quality improvement framework. We broadened our geographic focus by launching Neighborhood Network on the Near East Side, hosting monthly gatherings at Central Community House where residents connect with each other and resources in a safe, supportive environment. Continued expansion of the partnership ecosystem will be a major focus in 2019.

Sponsors: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Clients opted into data sharing

Person-hours of trauma-informed training provided to WPES staff

Organizations participated in Results Based Accountability

Increase in Neighborhood Network participation through east side expansion