Updates


2018 Opportunity Zones Primer

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Awareness Updates

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2018

2017

Stabilizing Families Learning Exchange

... co-hosted by Columbus Women's Commission & Prevent Family Homelessness Collaborative

Purpose: Build awareness and strengthen leadership relationships across regional efforts focused on stabilizing at-risk families

October 24, 2018

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  • Featured Topic: Reducing the Affordable Housing Gap
    … What policies/projects are reducing the affordable housing gap in central Ohio?

    Briefings:
    Rev. John Edgar, Executive Director, Community Development for All People
    Roberta Garber, Interim Executive Director, Affordable Housing Alliance
    Bruce Luecke, President & CEO, Homeport
    Rita Parise, Housing Administrator, City of Columbus
    Jim Schimmer, Director, Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department
    Steve Torsell, Executive Director, Homes on the Hill

July 11, 2018

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Featured Learning Topic:

  • Homelessness Prevention System Purpose:  Supporting individuals and families at risk of housing-loss with coordinated access to resources and services that support housing stability.

    Homelessness Prevention System Advisory Group Panel:
    - Tom Albanese, Community Shelter Board
    - Jeff Biehl, Prevent Family Homelessness Collaborative
    - Robin Harris, Franklin County Dept. of Job & Family Services
    - Shelley Whalen, Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

March 7, 2018

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Featured Learning Topics:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Franklin County Opiate Crisis Coalition
    Amy O'Grady, Chief of Addiction Policy, City of Columbus

  • Workforce Development: Ohio Means Jobs Columbus-Franklin County
    Scott Johnson, Job Center Operator

October 25, 2017

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Featured Learning Topic: Advancing Transportation and Mobility in Central Ohio

  • COTA Next Generation 2050
    Laura Koprowski, Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic External Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority

  • Smart Columbus
    Brandi Braun, Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus

  • Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program – Plan Revisions
    Robin Harris, Deputy Director, Policy, Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

  • Framework for aligning and targeting prevention interventions
    Shelly Beiting, Columbus Women’s Commission
    Bobbie Garber, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
    Mike Hochron, Franklin County Board of Commissioners
    Kim Stands, City of Columbus
    Jeff Biehl, Prevent Family Homelessness Collaborative

July 12, 2017

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Featured Regional Briefings:

  • Affordable Housing Alliance
    Bobbie Garber, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
    E.J. Thomas, Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio

  • Columbus Women's Commission
    First Lady Shannon Ginther, City of Columbus

  • Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
    Lisa Patt-McDaniel

March 30, 2017

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Featured Regional Briefings:

  • CelebrateOne
    Erika Clark Jones, City of Columbus

  • Prevent Family Homelessness Collaborative
    Lisa Courtice, The Columbus Foundation

  • Racism and Homelessness
    Michelle Heritage, Community Shelter Board

  • Southside Thrive
    Ryan Edwards, United Way of Central Ohio
    Matt Habash, Mid-Ohio Foodbank
    Nick Jones, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Improve Community Awareness

  • Columbus Metropolitan Club

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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    Discussion Panel:
    Elfi Di Bella, president & CEO, YWCA Columbus
    Stephanie Hightower, president & CEO, Columbus Urban League
    Brad DeHays, founder, Connect Realty.

Collaborative Action (October 2016)

Learning from Task Force Phase (January - September 2016)

  • March 30, 2016 Work Session
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  • April 13, 2016 Work Session
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  • April 27, 2016 Work Session
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  • May 9, 2016 Work Session
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  • May 25, 2016 Work Session
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  • June 15, 2016 Work Session
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  • June 29, 2016 Work Session
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  • July 13, 2016 Work Session
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  • July 27, 2016 Work Session
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  • August 10, 2016 Work Session
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    Click here to view Human Service Chamber meeting record

  • September 14, 2016 Work Session
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